The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today announced it has appointed Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd. (Japan Post Holdings) as a Tokyo 2020 Official Partner in the category of "Postal Services."
Japan Post Holdings becomes the 18th Partner of the organising committee. The Tokyo 2020 now has 13 Gold Partners, the top domestic tier of the Sponsorship Programme, and five Official Partners, the second tier.
"I am delighted to announce that today we have concluded a Tokyo 2020 Official Partner contract with Japan Post Holdings. With the support of some 300,000 Japan Post staff in post offices throughout Japan, we look forward to further building momentum in the lead up to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games," Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori said.
Taizo Nishimuro, President and CEO of Japan Post Holdings, commented: "We are very proud to become a Tokyo 2020 Official Partner. Since our privatization in 2007, Japan Post Holdings has been working to raise our corporate value by increasingly focusing on enhancing convenience for our customers through our nationwide post office network. Japan Post Holdings has also been working to contribute to local communities and society through sport, including the establishment of the Japan Post Group Women's Athletics Team in April 2014, and sponsoring various sporting events. We hope to contribute to the success of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the success of the Japanese national Olympic and Paralympic teams, and to promote the Olympic and Paralympic movements in Japan through our extensive network of nationwide post offices."
About the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme: The Olympic sponsor programme is divided into four separate categories, with the IOC's The Olympic Partner (TOP) programme constituting the very highest level of Olympic sponsorship. The Worldwide TOP Partners who support the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are Coca-Cola, Atos, Bridgestone, Dow, GE, McDonald's, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung, Toyota and Visa.
The three remaining categories are designated for domestic sponsors. The highest domestic tier comprises Gold Partners, the second tier consists of Official Partners and the third tier is made up of Official Supporters. Domestic sponsors will also be core components of Tokyo 2020's Marketing Programme, and until 2020 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. 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: https://tokyo2020.org/en/organising-committee/marketing/sponsorship/index.html
About Japan Post Holdings: Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd. is a holding company and offers postal service and financial agency services through Japan Post Co., Ltd. The company owns over 24,000 postal offices, which cover all of Japan's 1,741 cities and towns and villages. These post offices have been an integral part of local communities for many years, and the Japanese public has come to greatly appreciate this extensive network. The business was established in 1871 and the company's head office is located in Tokyo.
Japan Post Holdings official website: http://www.japanpost.jp/en/
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Correction: August 21, 2015
An earlier version of this news misstated the number of Japan Post staff in post offices.