West Ham United F.C., England


I am Honoka Hayashi and I will be serving as a Yanmar Ambassador.
Since playing for Cerezo Osaka Ladies U-15 (now Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies), I have sensed my growth through football with older, higher-level opponents. Starting this year, I chose the route of challenging myself overseas so that I can further grow as a player and a person.

I am honored that I can now become an ambassador for Yanmar, which continues to take on the challenge of realizing a sustainable society. Going forward, I want to show everyone the fun of women’s football from overseas and grow so that I can continue to provide excitement to many people through football.
I would be thrilled if this contributes even a little bit to realizing a sustainable society.
Thank you for your continuing support.

Hayashi as a Yanmar Ambassador

Hayashi trained with Cerezo Osaka Sakai Ladies, a leading Japanese fostering-style football club that represents Japan. She transferred to a league overseas starting with the 2021 season, and began to strive to provide excitement and inspiration to people, not only in Japan, but also around the world, through football. This matches our company’s vision of continuing to take on challenges globally to create an empowered future. Hayashi will work with us to express our company’s vision and philosophy in various forms going forward.


Born May 19, 1998; from Uji-shi, Kyoto Prefecture. MF (midfielder)
Hayashi started playing football at the age of 5 and joined Cerezo Osaka Academy from the time she entered junior high school and played for Cerezo Osaka Ladies U-15. She has continued to grow from here training period years, and has led the Cerezo Osaka Ladies team as its captain. Hayashi was selected for the Japan national U-20 team in 2016 and the Japan national women’s “Nadeshiko Japan” team in 2019. She has been active as a female football player representing Japan.
In 2021 she transferred to AIK Fotboll in Sweden’s top women’s football division (Damallsvenskan).
In 2022, she transferred to West Ham United F.C. Women in England’s Women's Super League. On the club’s official website, she commented, “My strengths are that I'm able to keep the ball in tight area, I like to support attacking moves and help the team score lots of goals.” She continues to take on challenges with her new team.