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2012.05.15

Column of President Ryusei Kajiyama has been published in "Ko-yu-syo" column of the Nihon Keizai Shimbun



Column of President Ryusei Kajiyama has been published in "Ko-yu-syo" (Friendship Extract) column of the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, on Tuesday, April 17.

Title is "You should be the Phoenix "

Episodes such as the encounter with the former teacher in Nihon University American Football Club has been spelled. Please look through.

" You should be the Phoenix " by Ryuusei Kajiyama

"Love you guys, dead in the field. I'll take out and pick up Bones."
I had spent four years in Nihon University American Football Club, nickname is Phoenix, . with my former teacher "Oyaji(Good Dad)" who loved coffee and tobacco and chanson.
He was Mikio Shinotake, Head Coarch of the team and be known as "shotgun of Fire".
Team mates and myself had lived with the Head Coarch at training camp in Nakano, Tokyo, and had run on the ground until late at night.
"You should be the Phoenix "
In extreme conditions, in addition to the greed for victory, sacrifice, cooperation, was driven the spirit of the struggle both physically and mentally.
Three consecutive victories in Rice Bowl and Koshien Bowl in fiscal 1988-90, at the time of lifting, we felt that was rewarded for all.
At that time, and seemed unreasonable, but now that really helpful.
Be enclosed in the stomach. Placing a life to one thing.
There was deep affection.
In the "Oyaji bath",meeting with Head Coarch and 4th grade team mates in the nude, he gave us the trainings which were talking openly in public and singing.
Every time before the game, he prompted to rouse "You guys!! Please remember you alredy lost in the academic life with Kyoto Univ., Kwansei Gakuin Univ., Keio Univ.,and if defeated in football, can you win in what ways? " Remembering his words, tears come out naturally .
The Head Coarch died in 2006. Still grateful to that man tell me the way of life.