The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) has signed up the Japan Post Holdings conglomerate as the latest partner of the Torch Relay for next year’s edition of the summer Games.
Japan Post, which mainly specialises in the postal, logistics and financial services businesses, will serve as a second tier supporting partner of the Relay.
Masatsugu Nagato, director and representative executive officer, president and chief executive of Japan Post Holdings, said: “As a supporting partner of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay, Japan Post will utilise its nationwide post office network to contribute, through postal services, to the realisation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay concept ‘Hope Lights Our Way’.”
Yoshiro Mori, president of Tokyo 2020, added: “The Olympic Torch Relay will be held throughout Japan over 121 days. We believe that the solid post office networks the Japan Post has throughout the country will help us connect with as many people as possible and ensure the success of the Torch Relay.”