The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee announced today that Canon Inc. (Canon) has been appointed an official Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner.
Canon's selection constitutes the third partner of the Tokyo 2020 Marketing Programme. Canon has been designated as official "Still Cameras and Desktop Reprographic Hardware" provider, and will play a major role in Tokyo 2020's efforts to deliver an inspirational Games.
Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori welcomed the appointment, "It gives me great pleasure to announce that the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has concluded a Gold Partner contract with Canon. Canon's state-of-the-art still cameras and desktop reprographic hardware, including desktop printers, will capture and reproduce breathtaking images of the world's leading athletes in full flight and record these for posterity. They will play a crucial role in communicating the wonder and inspiration of the Tokyo 2020 Games."
Canon Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai, who also serves as Honorary Chairman of the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren), said, "We are delighted to have the opportunity to contribute to the successful delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as the Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner in the category of Still Cameras and Desktop Reprographic Hardware. Based on the key concept of 'capturing the most pivotal moments of the Games and sharing these emotions,' Canon will fully support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Japanese national teams. We look forward to providing world-class services to professional photographers from around the world who will gather in Japan to capture breathtaking images of the historical performances of the world's top athletes."
About the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme: The Worldwide Olympic Partners who support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are Coca-Cola, Atos, Bridgestone, Dow, GE, McDonald's, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa. In addition, domestic sponsors will also be core components of Tokyo 2020's Marketing Programme, and over the next six years they will be indispensable partners both for the successful delivery of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and as partners of the Japanese national Olympic and Paralympic teams. Accordingly, they will be accorded the rights to use Olympic and Paralympic designations and imagery including emblems, mascots and slogans. The local sponsors are divided into three separate categories, the highest tier being the Gold Partner, the second tier consisting of Official Partners and the third tier made up of Official Supporters. In collaboration with all sponsors who take part in the Marketing Programme, the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee will work to contribute to a brighter tomorrow for both Japan and the world. Please click the following link to learn more about the rights granted to the Tokyo 2020 Games' Sponsors:
About Canon: Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leader in the fields of professional and consumer imaging equipment. Canon's extensive range of products includes inkjet and laser printers and cameras. Originally established in 1937 as Precision Optical Industry, Co., Ltd., a camera manufacturer, Canon has successfully diversified and globalized to become a worldwide industry leader in professional and consumer imaging systems and solutions. With approximately 192,000 employees worldwide, the Canon Group includes manufacturing and marketing subsidiaries in Japan, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania; and a global R&D network with companies based in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Canon's consolidated net sales for fiscal 2014 (ended December 31, 2014) totalled $30.8 billion (at an exchange rate of ¥121=US$1).
About the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games:
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is the organisation responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. The city of Tokyo, Japan's vibrant capital, was elected as Host City of the Games of the XXXII Olympiad at the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 7 Sept. 2013. The organising committee was launched on 24 Jan. 2014. Spearheaded by former Prime Minister of Japan Yoshiro Mori as organising committee President, the organising committee is composed of members from various organisations including the Japanese Olympic Committee, the Japan Paralympic Committee, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the national government.
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