1. Riku is a strong, responsible Japanese defenseman. He fell in love with hockey because his grandfather played the game.
2. Riku has consistently represented his home country in international play since he was 16.
3. In 2016, he won a Bronze medal in the @iihfhockey D1B World Junior Championships. He notched a goal in 5 games. The following year, Riku captained the D1B World Junior Championship team to another Bronze medal; he recorded an assist in 5 games.
4. This past year, Riku contributed an assist in 3 games for Japan’s Silver medal D1B World Championship team.
5. Riku is currently attending @toyoicehockey, where he is playing hockey and studying Sociology. His goal is to graduate from college and play professional hockey.