The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today welcomed Yahoo Japan Corporation as a Tokyo 2020 Official Supporter, the third domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme.
The company has been attributed the category “Internet-based information and navigation services (including: Web/App or internet search engine systems and services, Internet-based navigation and mapping services, Online local directory services and Provision of weather/meteorology and disaster alert information services)”. Its addition brings the total number of Tokyo 2020 domestic partners to 63*, including 15 Gold Partners, 32 Official Partners and 16 Official Supporters (including one Official Supporter which sponsors only the Paralympic Games), 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 welcome Yahoo Japan Corporation, which provides a variety of internet services and is one of Japan's largest companies, as an Official Supporter. Yahoo Japan Corporation has real strength in using information technology in the field of problem-solving, and we believe their support will help us to disseminate the joy and excitement of the Tokyo 2020 Games to many people.”
Kentaro Kawabe, the President and Representative Director of Yahoo Japan Corporation, commented, “It is a great honor for Yahoo Japan Corporation to participate in the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 as an Official Supporter. Under the mission of “solving the problems facing people and society by leveraging the power of information technology,” we have provided over 100 Internet services to our user base, which is one of the largest in Japan. We take pride in making daily improvements to make our services more useful and convenient. We will do our utmost to be part of the exciting atmosphere of the Tokyo 2020 Games which will be held in the city of our headquarters, through the provision of our Internet-based information and navigation services.”
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 & 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.
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About Yahoo Japan Corporation
Yahoo Japan Corporation was established in January 1996 to provide online information search services in Japan. In addition to its portal site “Yahoo! JAPAN”, the company has offered more than 100 services–including search, news, weather, shopping and auctions–to smartphone and PC users. Firmly established as a “problem-solving engine,” the company pursues initiatives to solve the problems of people and society by leveraging the power of information technology.
In addition to these 63 Tokyo 2020 domestic partners, the Tokyo 2020 sponsorship programme also includes nine Worldwide Olympic Partners – Alibaba, Atos, Bridgestone, Coca-Cola, Omega, Panasonic, Procter & Gamble, Toyota and Visa – as Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Gold Partners.