Tokyo Gas has joined the growing list of Tokyo 2020 Official Partners ©Tokyo 2020

Tokyo 2020 today unveiled Tokyo Gas as the latest addition to its growing list of Official Partners. 

Japan’s largest gas utility company has been attributed the category “Gas & Gas Utility Services” taking the total number of Tokyo 2020 partners to 16, including three Official Partners.

The agreement  is due to run until December 31, 2020 and will see Tokyo Gas support Japan’s Olympic and Paralympic teams at numerous events, including Rio 2016 and Pyeongchang 2018.

Also an Official Partner of the Japanese Para-Sports Association, Tokyo Gas has vowed to deploy its strengths to address issues that affect people’s lives, including the promotion of sports, in tandem with customers and local communities.

“For many years, Tokyo Gas has been supporting the promotion of sport in Japan, and particularly Para-sports,” said Tokyo 2020 President Yoshirō Mori.

“I am delighted that Tokyo Gas will be joining our efforts to deliver a successful Olympic and Paralympic Games as a Tokyo 2020 Official Partner.”

As a leading energy company with a focus on its natural gas business, Tokyo Gas is developing its operations centered on city gas.

Over its 130-year history, it has constructed a network consisting of 60,000 kilometres of pipelines that links more than 11 million customers, while building a solid operating foundation to serve the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, which accounts for approximately 40 per cent of Japan’s gross domestic product.

Michiaki Hirose (left), representative director and President of Tokyo Gas, said he's deeply honoured that the company has been selected as a Tokyo 2020 Official Partner
Michiaki Hirose (left), representative director and President of Tokyo Gas, said he's deeply honoured that the company has been selected as a Tokyo 2020 Official Partner ©Tokyo Gas

“I am deeply honoured that Tokyo Gas has been selected as a Tokyo 2020 Official Partner,” said Michiaki Hirose, representative director and President of Tokyo Gas.

“As a local utility company in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area ever since our establishment in 1885, Tokyo Gas fully welcomes the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will be held right here in our hometown of Tokyo.

“Through our contribution to the further promotion of sports for persons with an impairment, we look forward to cooperating with the smooth management and successful delivery of the 2020 Games.”

Last month, Tokyo 2020 announced All Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) as its first Official Partners, the second domestic tier of its sponsorship programme, under the category of “Passenger air transportation services”.

The Tokyo 2020 sponsorship  programme is divided into four separate categories, with the International Olympic Committee’s 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 other categories are designated for domestic sponsors with the highest tier comprising Gold Partners, and the second and third tiers made up of Official Partners and Official Supporters respectively.

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