NTT, Asahi become first 2020 Olympics sponsors

Jan 27, 2015

NTT, Asahi become first 2020 Olympics sponsors

Asahi Breweries Ltd. said Tuesday that it has been chosen as a “gold partner,” or a top domestic sponsor, for the 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Asahi will be the second company to sign a gold partner contract with the Tokyo ...

Jan 19, 2015

Tokyo charging ¥15 billion for top Olympic sponsorships

Any Japanese company still eager to become one of the top sponsors of the 2020 Olympic Games will have to cough up at least ¥15 billion (about $127.5 million) for the honor, it has been learned. The period for the “Gold Partner” sponsorship contract ...

Jan 8, 2015

Karate appeals for inclusion in Tokyo Olympics

The head of karate’s world governing body made a case on Thursday for his sport’s inclusion in the Olympic program at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Antonio Espinos, president of the World Karate Federation, told a press conference that karate, which originated in Japan was ...

Dec 25, 2014

Corporate tax break for exiting Tokyo worries Masuzoe

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe is concerned about the central government’s proposal to offer tax breaks to companies that move their headquarters out of the capital and other big cities. “I wonder if lower corporate tax rates are an effective incentive for companies to relocate ...

Dec 9, 2014

Tokyo 2020, Japan sports officials react to IOC reforms

After the IOC rubber-stamped IOC president Thomas Bach’s “Agenda 2020″ that will lead to a shake-up in the Olympic movement not witnessed in decades, positive reactions reverberated across Japan as it prepares for the 2020 Tokyo Games in less than six years. “Being able ...