Yahoo! JAPAN Joins Tokyo 2020 Supporters

June 3, 2019

Yahoo Japan Corporation has concluded an official supporter agreement to join the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme in the category of “Internet-based information and navigation services.”

Through its various platforms, Yahoo! Search” and smartphone applications for weather and disasters, maps, and navigation services, Yahoo! JAPAN will provide useful information for spectators to make the most of the Tokyo 2020 Games, in addition to contents that contribute to the safety of the spectators, such as weather and transportation information.

Yahoo! JAPAN served as the official partner for the Japanese Olympic Committee and the Japanese Paralympic Committee from 2001 to 2012.

From 2012 Yahoo! JAPAN supported the promotional activities during the Candidature phase as an official Tokyo 2020 Bid Partner.

Kentaro Kawabe, President and Representative Director, Yahoo Japan Corporation, said: “It is a great honour 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.”

Tokyo 2020 on Saturday unveiled the uniforms to be worn by 10,000 volunteer runners during the torch relay and presented further details about the route the relay will take.