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Press Release


Yahoo! JAPAN Concludes Official Supporter Agreement for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

— In the Category of “Internet-Based Information and Navigation Services”;
Ten Services/Apps (e.g. Yahoo! Search) to Bring Convenience and Comfort to the Tokyo 2020 Games —

Yahoo Japan Corporation (hereafter “Yahoo! JAPAN”) has concluded an official supporter agreement with The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (“Tokyo 2020”) 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 & 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.

With its mission of becoming a “problem solving engine”, Yahoo! JAPAN will offer its services and applications to improve the experience of spectators during the Tokyo 2020 Games. This will contribute to the success of the Games held in Yahoo! JAPAN’s home turf.

Yahoo! JAPAN served as the official partner for the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and the Japanese Paralympic Committee (JPC) from 2004 to 2012. From 2012 until their election as a host city, Yahoo! JAPAN supported the promotional activities during the Candidature phase as an official Tokyo 2020 Bid Partner. In addition, Yahoo! JAPAN conveys the appeal of para sports and continuously supports the development of Para-athletes through a career programme within the company.

<Comment from Kentaro Kawabe, President and Representative Director, Yahoo Japan Corporation>
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 Games 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.

<Outline of Agreement>
■Agreement Program
Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme
■Agreement Details
Official Supporter (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))

The Partner will promote the Olympic and Paralympic Movements, support the Japan Olympic and Paralympic Teams, and contribute to the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 by using official designations, trademarks.

■Agreement Period
From date of agreement to December 31, 2020
The Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020)
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
<Japan Olympic and Paralympic Teams>
The Third Winter Youth Olympic Games (Lausanne 2020)
The Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020)
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games
Within Japan

*Browser Services: Yahoo! Search, Yahoo! Weather & Disaster, Yahoo! Maps, Yahoo! Transit Information, Yahoo! Loco
Smartphone Applications: Yahoo! Weather, Yahoo! Disaster Alert, Yahoo! MAP, Yahoo! Transit Navigation, Yahoo! Car Navigation