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RCD Mallorca in Japan: a fruitful and long-lasting relationship

Our relationship spans sporting, social and commercial success following our latest trip

Japan remains an important country to RCD Mallorca.

Not only because the Japanese multinational Taica Corporation is the club's official sponsor and the likes of Take Kubo have recently worn our shirt, but the following of our club by the Japanese public continues to increase.  

This is the reason for our latest trip to Japan as our two captains Antonio Raíllo and Abdón Prats joined CEO of Business, Alfonso Díaz, for a trip to the country.

Dani Rodríguez and the president and maximum shareholder, Andy Kohlberg, have also recently visited, while we launched our kit in the country two years ago.

Our players met with fans in Tokyo with Raíllo and Abdon speaking with supporters, signing autographs and taking photos, as well as handing gifts out alongside mascot Dimonió.

That same day, the Mallorcan expedition visited the headquarters of Taica Corporation to see for themselves the latest Alpha Gel advancements.

This year's trip also served to seal the renewal agreement, for the next two seasons, between RCD Mallorca and Japanese J2-League side Shimizu S-Pulse.  

We have been working with the side for the last season and this collaboration allows us to continue to benefit from different approaches to football and learning.

The agreement will also see our club promote itself throughout the country and share best practice with coaches and young players at Shimizu S-Pulse’s facilities, while we will continue to organise training camps with the club’s players having welcomed Riku Gunji, Ryuunosuke Yada and Yosuke Morishige previously.

Audience figures and success in Japan 

According to data from SportsNavy, the most popular sports search engine in Japan, Mallorca is the European team with the highest percentage of views per clip this season 2023/24 and the third with the third highest number of views this season (140 million), behind only Manchester City and Real Sociedad.

The club also recently reached eight million followers across all its social networks.

A day of fun

There was also time for sightseeing on this intense trip to Japan.  

From shopping in Ginza to eating the best local food, Abdon and Raíllo visited an authentic sumo gym for a different kind of training session.

Our captains also got to wear traditional ninja attire and had the opportunity to try out the weapons which Japanese warriors fought with such as katanas, shuriken and fukiya.