Tokyo 2020 Official Contributor Agreement Signed

The Nippon Foundation on February 9 concluded an agreement with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) to become a Tokyo 2020 Official Contributor.

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori (left), The Nippon Foundation Executive Director Jumpei Sasakawa (right)

Commenting on the argeement, The Nippon Foundation Chairman Yohei Sasakawa expressed his enthusiasm, noting, “We are very honoured to be able to contribute to the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 as a Tokyo 2020 Official Contributor. Volunteers are the driving force behind the Tokyo 2020 Games. They will play an important role in making the Tokyo 2020 Games a success and introducing the appeal of Japan to the spectators who gather from around the world. It is not an exaggeration to say that volunteers determine the impression the Tokyo 2020 Games will leave behind. The Nippon Foundation has a wealth of experience, expertise and networks which we will use to cooperate in the management of volunteers for the Tokyo 2020 Games. We will continue to provide support after the Tokyo 2020 Games have concluded, with a view toward the future, so that these volunteers will continue to be a driving force that shapes society.

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori welcomed the announcement, commenting, “It gives me great pleasure to welcome The Nippon Foundation as an Official Contributor. With volunteers likely to be a key factor in the success of the Tokyo 2020 Games, we are delighted that The Nippon Foundation has a wealth of knowledge and experience that will support the creation of training programmes, the training of teachers and interviewers, and the motivation of volunteers.

The Nippon Foundation is contributing to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 through training for volunteer and support for building momentum.

About the Official Contributor of Tokyo 2020

This programme differs from the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme, as it is intended to recognise Non-Profit Organisations that are contributing to the delivery of the Tokyo 2020 Games. Official Contributors can refer to their involvement through the use of designations that explain their contribution within the territory of Japan.

The Nippon Foundation’s Areas of Contribution

  • Creating contents of common training programmes for volunteers and developing instructors
  • Creating contents of training programmes for volunteer leaders and developing instructors
  • Developing interviewers for volunteer selection
  • Carrying out events, public relations, etc. to raise momentum for volunteers
  • Other matters agreed between Tokyo 2020 and The Nippon Foundation

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