Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay
NTT recruits "light of hope of area"
as Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torchbearers
Under the theme of "connecting", NTT will recruit "people who become the light of hope for the region"
as runners of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay.
Person who becomes light of hope of area. It is a person who "connects the time of the area"to create the future while cherishing the past.
People who "connect people in the area" through activities in companies, stores, sports teams, groups and organizations.
People who "connect traditional techniques"and customs, and connect local skills.
We connect the thought of each runner who becomes the light of hope with the torch to the whole country.
Message from NTT Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay
Cheer Ambassador：KEI NISHIKORI (Tennis player)
The Role as a Presenting Partner of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay
As Japan's largest telecommunications company,
we have been able to connect people's hearts, and we hope to help connect the light of hope brought about by torches throughout Japan.
In Torchbearers recruitment, we will find people who connect the community to the future with the light of hope.
For example, people who connect traditional culture from the past to the future. People who connect local communities by creating new communities.
People who connect people who want to revive with innovative technology.
They are the ones who support family and friends even in difficult times, and create new things while recognizing each other's differences,
It is a person who can enhance the sense of oneness in the area only by its existence.
And it is also NTT's job to connect the light of hope to each and every one of the cities in the country.
We want to deliver the excitement that torch runners meet along the road to all the people in the distance.
And we would like to bring the greatness of the local area and the overflowing local love to whole Japan
unifying the people of that area at an extraordinary opportunity when the torch relay passes.
We would like to connect that exciting circle to the whole of Japan and to the future.
That is the thought of the NTT, which has supported the connection of the community.
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (Head office, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan; Jun Sawada, President and CEO; hereinafter referred to as “NTT”) has concluded a Presenting Partnership Agreement for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. A Presenting Partner is the highest status in the sponsorship program for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay.
The NTT Group member companies covered by the agreement are as follows.
・NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION (NTT)
・NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION (NTT EAST)
・NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE WEST CORPORATION (NTT WEST)
・NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com)
・NTT Docomo, Inc. (NTT Docomo)
As an enterprise that has supported ties between people, NTT endorses the concept of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay, “Hope Lights Our Way.” We are determined to contribute to the success of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay by helping to pass on the rays of hope brought by the torch and bringing that hope to many people throughout Japan.
Comment by Mr. Yoshiro Mori, President of the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
We are pleased to welcome NTT as a Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay Presenting Partner. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay will run for 121 days across Japan, aiming to inspire local communities along the way. With the support of NTT, which connects people via its network and communication services throughout Japan, Tokyo 2020 aims to deliver a safe and secure Torch Relay and bring hope via the Olympic Flame to communities across the country.
Comment by Jun Sawada, President and CEO, NTT Corporation
NTT has been taking action to help ensure the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 as a Gold Partner in the category of Telecommunications Services, and has now concluded an agreement to be a Presenting Partner of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay. In this new role as well, we intend to make it the most innovative Relay in history through extensive use of the latest telecommunications services. In addition, as a Value Partner with roots in all communities, we are going to create opportunities for participation by many people to heighten the excitement surrounding the Tokyo2020 Olympic Torch Relay in all of Japan’s 47 prefectural bodies, and strive to assure its success in many other ways.
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch
The torch used in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay has a cherry blossom motif that is most familiar to Japanese people. March 2020, with the arrival of the cherry blossom season, the Olympic torch united with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay concept "Hope Ligths Our Way" will tour around Japan.
※The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games official website