The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today welcomed KOKUYO Co., Ltd. (KOKUYO) as a Tokyo 2020 Official Supporter, the third domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme.
The company has been attributed the category “Office Furniture & Stationery.” Its addition brings the total number of Tokyo 2020 domestic partners to 52*, including 15 Gold Partners, 30 Official Partners, and 7 Official Supporters, all of whom will play vital roles in the successful delivery of the Games.
Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori welcomed the announcement, commenting, “We are delighted to have KOKUYO as an Official Supporter. KOKUYO supports the growth of their individual and corporate customers based on their corporate philosophy of “enriching the world through our products”. At Tokyo 2020 we are getting busier each day and the number of staff is increasing; we are confident that KOKUYO's support will help create a more effective work environment for us that will in turn help ensure the successful delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Games.”
Hidekuni Kuroda, Representative Director of the Board, President and CEO of KOKUYO, commented, “I am proud that we have the opportunity to be involved as a Tokyo 2020 Official Supporter. KOKUYO aims to be a lifestyle & work style company that enriches society by providing value through our products and services to enhance customers' creativity and to deliver improvements to their quality of life so that they can work, learn and live better. We will support the Tokyo 2020 Games as an Official Supporter, and apply our creativity and full efforts to help drive Tokyo's future evolution and the prosperity of the world.”
About the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme: The Olympic sponsorship 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 Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are Coca-Cola, Alibaba, Atos, Bridgestone, Dow, GE, Intel, 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 Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and as partners of Japan's Olympic and Paralympic teams. Accordingly, they will be accorded the rights to use Tokyo 2020's 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: Sponsorship Programme
About KOKUYO Co., Ltd.: Ever since our foundation in 1905, the corporate purpose (corporate philosophy) has been “Contributing to society.” In other words, by supporting the success and growth of each and every individual, we steadily enrich society as a whole. Working and learning are acts that are essential for human growth and societal development. Moving forward as well, KOKUYO aims to be a company that continues to be chosen by customers in a manner befitting our name, “honor of the country (KOKUYO),” by providing products and services that enrich the intellectual activities of people who work and people who learn.
*In addition to these 52 Tokyo 2020 domestic partners, the Tokyo 2020 sponsorship programme also includes six Worldwide Olympic Partners – Atos, Bridgestone, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble and Toyota – as Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Gold Partners.