New partners add to Tokyo 2020 Bid's financial muscle Five more join ever-growing Official Bid Partner list

Tokyo 2020 announced today that five more Official Bid Partners have signed up following the international campaign launch on January 10, bringing the current total of corporate partners to 16. Tokyo 2020's surging corporate sponsorship programme demonstrates that the Bid is steadily maximising its tremendous potential to attract powerful, enthusiastic sponsors in Japan.

The five new Official Bid Partners are Marudai Food Co., Ltd., one of Japan's largest food manufacturers, EH Inc., a private-label manufacturer, MARUHAN Corporation, an amusement facilities operator, TOPTOUR Corporation, a well-known travel agency, and Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd., Japans' largest homebuilder.

Tsunekazu Takeda, IOC Member and President of both the JOC and Tokyo 2020, said: "I am delighted to introduce Marudai Food, EH, MARUHAN, TOPTOUR and Daiwa House Industry as our latest Official Bid Partners. It is clear that our Bid enjoys widespread support in the Japanese business community. Tokyo has a large, stable and sustainable economy, and the Bid has a dedicated Games reserve fund of USD 4.5 billion. Our budget is fully guaranteed and our financial superiority is unmatched."

The Tokyo 2020 Bid Committee has enthusiastic backing in the Japanese business community, including formal resolutions of support passed by the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry representing over 76,000 companies and the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry representing over 1.29 million firms in some 514 branches. As revealed in its Candidature File, Tokyo 2020 estimates that its city will attract sponsorship totalling more than USD 930 million through its local sponsorship and official suppliers.

Japan's robust business community is one of Tokyo's greatest advantages. Forbes ranked Japan second for its number of companies included among the world's 2,000 largest corporations in 2011. In 2012 Tokyo hosted the headquarters of 48 of Fortune's Global 500 companies, more than any other city. Additionally the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) boasts over 26 sponsors from its gold partner and official partner programme.

Added Takeda, "The theme of the World Economic Forum 2013 in Davos is 'Resilient Dynamism,' with a focus on minimised risk, which is directly in line with Tokyo's vision for the Games. As a dynamic and innovative city, we are uniquely qualified to deliver an outstanding Games experience. The IOC can rest assured that there is little, if any, risk in choosing Tokyo as host of the 2020 Games."

The new sponsors offered their comments:

– Marudai Food President Tokuo Kudara said: "It would be fantastic if Tokyo were to host the 2020 Games. I'm sure Japan can again inspire the world by bringing the world's great athletes to the world's most forward-thinking city."

– EH CEO Kesao Fukae said: "The Japanese people cherish the Olympic Values of excellence, respect and friendship. Hosting the 2020 Games would provide an incredible opportunity for our people to interact with the world's many wonderful cultures."

– MARUHAN Corporation President Yu Han said: "Hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo would bring great joy to the people of Tokyo and Japan. Japanese sport fans are eager to cheer for their favourite athletes."

– TOPTOUR Corporation President Kunihiro Ishikawa said: "The Japanese economy has grown tremendously since the Tokyo 1964 Games. We look forward to hosting the greatest celebration of sport, the Olympic and Paralympic Games, to meet elite athletes and enthusiastic spectators from around the globe."

– Daiwa House Industry President and COO Naotake Ohno said: "We will do everything necessary to help bring the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Tokyo, which we believe would truly inspire people not only in Japan but across the globe."

The Tokyo 2020 Official Bid Partner Programme welcomes the support of corporations that embrace the values of the Olympic Movement and the desire to create a long-term legacy for the city of Tokyo, the nation of Japan and the international sport community.

Tokyo 2020's Official Bid Partners:
– ASICS Corporation (manufacture and sales of sports goods)
– DESCENTE LTD. (manufacture and sales of sportswear and related articles)
– JTB Corp. (travel support services)
– Kinki Nippon Tourist Co., Ltd. (travel support services)
– Mizuno Corporation. (manufacture and sales of sports goods)
– All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (airline)
– Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. (airline)
– ALSOK / SOHGO Security Services Co., Ltd. (security services)
– Yahoo! JAPAN (internet search engine)
– GREE (social gaming platform)
– Yomiuri Shimbun (newspaper)
– Marudai Food Co., Ltd. (manufacture and sales of food)
– EH Inc. (manufacture of private labels)
– MARUHAN Corporation (amusement facilities)
– TOPTOUR Corporation (travel agency)
– Daiwa House Industry (homebuilder)
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