Inaugural Meeting of the Mascot Selection Panel

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games held the inaugural meeting of its Mascot Selection Panel on Monday, 22 May.
The panel has been set up to discuss and decide on the selection process for the Tokyo 2020 Games mascots, and will implement the process once determined.
After the meeting, panel member Toshiya Kakiuchi said, “There are three main types of barriers that people with impairments face every day. These are environmental barriers, psychological barriers, and information barriers. It is vital that we give the utmost consideration to ensuring no information barriers arise during the selection process.”

Tokyo 2020 Games Mascots

Panel member Toshiya Kakiuchi speaks. Panel member Shoko nakagawa speaks. Panel member Yoshiko Ikoma speaks. Mascot Selection Panel