The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has announced 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.”
In addition to 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.