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Daihatsu Becomes Title Sponsor for Indonesia Masters 2018.

Daihatsu is expanding the scope of its activities aimed at promoting badminton in the region.

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Daihatsu has commenced activities aimed at contributing to the development of badminton in Japan, Indonesia and Malaysia in 2017. Based on the Group Slogan to “Light You Up,” these are part of the company’s KOTODUKURI activities, which focus on broadening interaction with customers and local communities.

Today, Daihatsu announces its sponsorship on two Badminton World Federation (BWF) major tournaments, which is expected to attract the presence of world leading players; the ''DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters 2018'', and the PERODUA Malaysia Masters 2018 presented by Daihatsu''. The company has also sponsored the ''DAIHATSU YONEX JAPAN OPEN 2017'' from September 19 to 24, where the best top ranked players demonstrated world class badminton.

In addition to its activities in Japan, Daihatsu is also engaged in overseas operation, primarily in Indonesia and Malaysia. Through the development of its low-cost, fuel-efficient Japanese mini vehicles, the company has developed technologies that enable it to create high-quality cars at affordable prices. By understanding the needs of each country and providing the most optimal products for each market, Daihatsu has managed to gain the loyalty of its overseas customers.

Badminton is an extremely popular sport in Asian countries such as China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. It is in fact, to a certain extend considered as the national sport in Indonesia and Malaysia, the two countries where Daihatsu has a close affinity with the local communities. Daihatsu has chosen to support badminton in these countries in order to contribute to the countries and local communities in ways other than MONODUKURI.

Moving forward, Daihatsu intends to support the Japanese National Badminton and Para-Badminton Teams and, at the same time, actively promote the development of the next generation of players through its sponsorship of the All Japan Elementary School ABC Tournament and local events. Daihatsu will continue to deepen its interactions with customers and local communities through the sport, and thereby bring new optimism to their lives.

Signing Ceremony Report

DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters 2018 signing ceremony held at Kempinski, Jakarta between Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu) and Persatuan Bulutangkis Seluruh Indonesia (PBSI) was witnessed by media and national badminton players. Following welcoming speech by Daihatsu Executive Officer Mr. Osamu Naruse, Director of PT. Astra Daihatsu Motor Indonesia Mrs. Amelia Tjandra and the President of PBSI Mr. Wiranto, DAIHATSU Indonesia Masters will be held in January 23rd-28th, 2018.

“It’s been an honour to be given the privilege to support this tournament. Through this partnership, hope we can contribute not only to national badminton but also in society in Indonesia.” said Daihatsu Executive Officer, Osamu Naruse.

“Thank you to Daihatsu for the big support for this tournament. Hope this partnership can continue for the upcoming years.” Said the President of Badminton Association of Indonesia Mr. Wiranto.

Athletes' Comments

Liliyana NATSIR
(Blibli <Djarum>, Li-Ning and Victor Sport)

Liliyana NATSIR
1. What do you think about this tournament?
This event means a lot for me. I had played in Indonesia Masters for several times. I believe this time, the tournament will be exciting since many top players will play and any player will use this opportunity to show their performances.
2. Any preparation for this tournament?
Keep practicing and be focus. I believe this is the key for every athlete.
3. Target for this tournament?
To be the best for the name of Indonesia.
4. Messages for the fans
Watch the game, support us and enjoy the new venue.

Tontowi AHMAD
(Blibli <Djarum>, Li-Ning and Victor Sport)

Tontowi AHMAD
1. What do you think about this tournament?
I am glad that this event will be held in the beginning of the year (2018) so the tournament can be considered as preparation towards Asian Games. This is important for players from participating countries.
2. Target for this tournament?
To give the best performance, importantly.

Jonatan CHRISTIE
(Blibli <Djarum>)

Jonatan CHRISTIE
1. What do you think about this tournament?
This tournament will be different for any players due to the leveling up from the previous one (Grand Prix to Super Series).
2. Target for this tournament?
I come with my own motivation to show my best for this event.
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