Tokyo 2020 Welcomes Two Railway Companies as Official Partners

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today welcomed Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Metro) and East Japan Railway Company (JR East) as Tokyo 2020 Official Partners, the second domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme.

Tokyo Metro and JR East have been jointly attributed the category “Passenger Rail Transportation Services.” The addition of the two companies brings the total number of Tokyo 2020 domestic partners to 36*, including 21 Official Partners.

Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori welcomed the new appointment, “On this occasion, I am delighted to welcome Tokyo Metro and JR East as Tokyo 2020 Official Partners. Japan’s rail companies are known throughout the world for their extremely efficient operations. JR East operates an extensive rail network that covers the entire Kanto region and stretches as far north as the 2011 disaster-affected areas, while Tokyo Metro provides invaluable support to Tokyo’s world-renowned subway system. In partnership with these two companies, I am confident that we will be able to realise safe, punctual and comfortable rail transportation services for all visitors to the Tokyo 2020 Games.”

Yoshimitsu Oku, President of Tokyo Metro commented, “Tokyo Metro is a subway operator that provides vital support to Tokyo’s urban functions in line with the Tokyo Metro group ideal of ‘Keeping Tokyo on the Move.’ The company implements a range of measures based on the concept ‘Peace of mind = Safety + Services’ so that all can ride with peace of mind. Having become a Tokyo 2020 Official Partner, Tokyo Metro is committed to contributing to the success of the Tokyo 2020 Games by sharing the charm of Tokyo as a ‘Navigator of Tokyo’ and acting as a ‘Vital link in Tokyo’s transport network’.”

Tetsuro Tomita, President and CEO of JR East commented, “JR East was recently named a Tokyo 2020 Official Partner in the Passenger Rail Transportation Services category. We are honoured to have the opportunity to contribute to the success of this event. Acting in its capacity as a company operating in the East Japan area, JR East will help ensure that the Tokyo 2020 Games proceed without issue while contributing to the growing enthusiasm surrounding this event by providing safe and comfortable transportation services and revitalising local industries. Moreover, through these efforts, we will endeavour to create an important legacy that will continue to benefit communities long after 2020.”

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 Tokyo 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: Sponsorship Programme

About Tokyo Metro: Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. operates nine subway lines covering 195.1 km in central Tokyo - seven of which offer through-services with lines operated by other railway companies. Our system forms the heart of an extended railway network of 532.6 km, including lines operated by our through-service partners, and carries 7.07 million passengers each day. As a “Navigator of Tokyo” and a “Vital link in Tokyo’s transport network,” we work hard to carry our passengers safely and reliably to their destinations. We are also actively involved in other businesses designed to serve our customers’ daily needs.
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About JR East: In 2017, East Japan Railway Company (JR East) will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the company in 1987, following the restructuring of the Japanese National Railways. JR East’s railway network, consisting of approximately 1,660 stations and spanning more than 7,400 km, lies at the core of its operations. Based on our key phrase of “Thriving with Communities, Growing Globally,” we aim to contribute to the growth and prosperity of the East Japan area by providing high quality and leading-edge services to customers and communities.
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* In addition to the above-stated 36 Tokyo 2020 domestic partners, the Tokyo 2020 sponsorship programme also includes three Worldwide Olympic Partners - Atos, Bridgestone and Omega - as Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Gold Partners.

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Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori and representatives of partners Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Official Partner Ceremony