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August 16, 2018
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Governor of Tokyo to Attend the "2 Years to Go to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Countdown Event”

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) is pleased to announce that Ms. Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo, will attend the countdown ceremony portion of the "2 Years to Go to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Countdown Event” on Saturday, August 25 from 4:30 pm to 5:05 pm. She will additionally attend the demonstration of rowing event from 5:10 pm to 5:30 pm at the same event. With the competition starting in two years, this is an opportunity for many people to participate in building momentum toward the opening of the Games.

TMG will also raise funds in support of those affected by the July, 2018 heavy rain and flooding disaster in western Japan, and will install a donation box at the event site.

The stage programmes will include a panel session, quizzes and a rowing demonstration by athletes. There will also be a variety of booths hosted by sponsor companies offering a range of activities and displays, including booths where visitors can try their hand at various Paralympic sports, some of them deploying cutting-edge technologies.

On the day of the event, the entire Tokyo Water Front City, which will host many of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games events, will come alive with a variety of activities.

Outline

Date and Time

Saturday, 25 August, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Location

MEGA WEB, Odaiba (1-3-12 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo)

Agenda:

1. Stage programmes

  1. Panel session and quizzes with athletes
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  2. Countdown ceremony
    4:30 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.
  3. Demonstration of rowing event
    5:10 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

2. Displays and activities by the organisers, supporting organisations and partner companies

11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

3. Tie-ups with various bodies

  1. Illumination tie-ups
  2. Tie-ups in the Tokyo Water Front City

Notes:  No interpretation will be available at all event

Ceremony participants (Scheduled)

Organisers and others

  • Yuriko Koike
    Governor of Tokyo
  • Yukihiko Nunomura
    COO, Tokyo 2020
  • Mitsunori Torihara
    President, Japan Paralympic Committee, Japan Para-Sports Association
  • Takaaki Yamazaki
    Mayor, Koto Ward
  • Hirofumi Nakasone
    President, Diet Members' League for the Promotion of Para Sports/Paralympic Games
  • Yasushi Yamawaki
    President, The Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center Vice President, Tokyo 2020
  • Shunichi Suzuki
    Minister in charge of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • Akio Mimura
    Chairman, The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Daisuke Ozaki
    President, Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly

Athletes

  • Taiyo Imai
    Badminton
  • Makoto Koyama
    Canoe
  • Shota Kawamoto
    Cycling / compted at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
  • Yuki Tenma
    Goalball / competed at Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
  • Daisuke Maeda
    Rowing / Silver medallist in the 200m swimming medley relay at Athens 2004 Paralympic Games
  • Aki Taguchi
    Shooting / competed at Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 Paralympic Games

Contents

1. Stage program

(1) Panel session and quizzes with athletes (1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.)

Visitors can learn about the characteristics and highlights of Paralympics venues and rules of the sporting events.

(2) Countdown ceremony (4:30 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.)

  • Opening Message by representatives of the organisers (Governor Koike)
  • Message by guest
  • Video Message by Andrew Parsons, President of the International Paralympic Committee
  • Talk session by athletes
  • Photo session

(3) Demonstration of rowing event (5:10 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

  • Exercise
  • Athlete Maeda to introduce the rowing and give a demonstration on an indoor rowing machine
  • Governor Koike to deliver a message highlighting the appeal of Paralympic sports.

2. Displays and activities by the organisers, supporting organisations and partner companies

Partner companies and affiliated organisations will organise panel displays and participatory activities related to Tokyo 2020.

MEGA WEB
1F
Organisers Tokyo Metropolitan Government - introduction of Tokyo policies
- panel exhibition of Rugby World Cup 2019TM
- a donation box for victims of the Heavy Rain in July 2018 will be set up.
Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee
    Tokyo 2020 Medal Project - Towards an Innovative Future for All! A project - “Revive your old phones and recycle it to make medals” – has been launched. Visitors bring in their old phones (feature phones only) no longer in use to donate and will be presented with a photo gift of when they recharge and recover their old phones. (To be implemented by project partner: NTT DOCOMO, INC.)
Tokyo 2020 ID Registration Booth Introduction of Tokyo 2020 ID Registration
Tokyo 2020 / JADA Message board for Tokyo 2020 Games
Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee
  Volunteers Panel display and distribution of leaflet
Supporter Koto Ward Display of canoes. Panel exhibition (introduction of canoeing as a sport, etc.)
Local government Chiba prefecture / Chiba City / Ichinomiya Display of CHI-BA+KUN and Icchan, the respective mascots of Chiba prefecture and town of Ichinomiya, quizzes regarding the local sports events held in Chiba prefecture.
Shizuoka prefecture / Izu City / Oyama Introduction of cycling in the Paralympics, introduction of the venue, appearance of the respective local mascots, Fujippi of Shizuoka prefecture and Kintaro of Oyama town.
Partner companies Panasonic Displaying athletes’ message and setting up a photo spot
TOYOTA Commemorative photo-taking with Paralympians and display of equipment used in competition.
Bridgestone Corporation Introduction of Bridgestone technology that supports Para athletes. Participatory activity to experience walking on a prosthetic leg.
JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corp Visitors can take a photo with Enegori-kun at the ENEOS booth and deliver a message for athletes aiming for 2020.
NTT Docomo Introduction of Mieru-denwa which removes the anxiety of people with hearing problems and 3D-photo which allows people with vision impairment to enjoy photos.
The Asahi Shimbun / NTT VR experience of Olympic and Paralympic sports provided by “Japan Walk”.
Fujitsu Ltd. Visitors can take a test ride on “The Racer” - a wheelchair for competitive sports and try to match the top speed of Paralympians.
Meiji Co., Ltd. Introduction of Meiji Oishii Gyunyu – the official milk of Tokyo 2020
KNT-CT Holdings Co., Ltd. Boccia experience
Cisco Systems G.K.
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
Visitors can send a message with audio data and illustrations to themselves on August 25, 2020.
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. Introduction of all 22 sports of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Send a message of support with good vibes to people who are working hard.
Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. A photo and experience corner based on the concept of “Patch – pain relief moving into the future”
Japan Post Holdings Send an original Tokyo 2020 mascot postcard. Exclusively at the countdown event!
2F
Organisers Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee
Tokyo 2020 Official Licensed Product Shop The shop will sell the Tokyo 2020 official licensed products
Partner companies TOYOTA Boccia and wheelchair basketball experience
Nomura Holdings, Inc. Mini participatory session of sitting volleyball – an official sport of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Photo-taking sessions in the support booth as well.
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. Football 5-a-side experience. Make an original Kachimeshi(R)(winning recipe) using the Kachimeshi(R)app.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Wheelchair basketball experience, introduction of Mitsubishi Electric’s initiatives, etc.
Symbol Promenade Park
(1-3 Aomi, Koto Ward, Tokyo)
Organisers Tokyo Metropolitan Government NO LIMITS CHALLENGE
Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Tokyo 2020 Setting up a flower bed using flowers in the Agitos colours.
The Nippon Foundation Para Arena
(3-1 Higashiyashio, Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo)
Supporter The Nippon Foundation Paralympic Support Center Quiz rally, Sports experience (Wheelchair Basketball, Goalball, Boccia)
Event time: 11:00 – 15:00

 

3. Activities linked with various bodies

(1) Facilities organising illuminations in the Agitos colours(*)

  Illumination tie-ups
Tokyo Bay area Odaiba Statue of Liberty
(1-4-1 Daiba, Minato Ward, Tokyo)
Duration/illumination date & time 17:30, 25 August ~ 6:00, 26 August (TBD)
Tokyo Big Sight
(3-11-1 Ariake, Koto Ward, Tokyo)
Duration/illumination date & time 25 August/19:00~22:00 (TBD)
NOMURA CO., Ltd. Head office
(2-3-4, Daiba, Minato Ward, Tokyo)
Duration/illumination date & time 25 August/16:00~22:00 (TBD)
Palette Town Giant Sky Wheel
(1-3-10 Aomi, Koto Ward, Tokyo)
Duration/illumination date & time 25 August/18:00~22:00 (TBD)
Fuji Television Network, Inc. Headquarters
(2-4-8 Daiba, Minato Ward, Tokyo)
Duration/illumination date & time 25 August/18:00~21:30 (TBD)

 

Other areas in the capital Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Ground Olympics Memorial Tower
(1-1 Komazawa Park, Setagaya Ward, Tokyo)
Duration/illumination date & time 25 August/19:00~23:00 (TBD)
6 September/19:00~23:00 (TBD)
Tower Hall Funabori
(4-1-1 Funabori, Edogawa Ward, Tokyo)
Duration/illumination date & time 25 August ~ 6 September/17:00~22:00 (TBD)
Tokyo Metropolitan Government No.1 Building
(2-8-1 Nishi-shinjuku, Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo)
Duration/illumination date & time 25 August ~ 6 September/19:00~23:00 (TBD)
Tokyo Skytree(R) (*Reference 1(PDF:210KB))
(1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida Ward, Tokyo)
Duration/illumination date & time 25 August/18:15~24:00 (TBD)
Tokyo Tower (*Reference 2(PDF:208KB))
(4-2-8 Shiba Koen, Minato Ward, Tokyo)
Duration/illumination date & time 25 August/Sunset~23:00 (TBD)
NTT DoCoMo Yoyogi Building
(5-24-3 Sendagaya, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo)
Duration/illumination date & time 25 August ~ 30 September/18:30~24:00 (TBD)
Machida City Hall
(2-2-22 Morino, Machida City, Tokyo)
Duration/illumination date & time 25 August/19:00~21:00 (TBD)
Other area, outside of Tokyo Enoshima Sea Candle
(2-3-28 Enoshima, Fujisawa City, Kanagawa)
Duration/illumination date & time 25 August ~ 6 September/Sunset~22:00 (TBD)

* Agitos colours: The three colours - red, blue and green - used in Three Agitos, the symbol of the Paralympic Games.

(2) Tie-ups in the Tokyo Water Front City

Panasonic Center Tokyo “SUMMER FESTA 2018”

Date: Saturday 25 August and Sunday 26 August
Event time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Panasonic Center Tokyo (3-5-1 Ariake, Koto Ward, Tokyo)
Detail: Visitors can get an experience of Paralympic sports such as wheelchair tennis, wheelchair basketball in addition to panel sessions that cut across the boundaries between athletes and performers involved in the Paralympics as well as the people supporting them.
Notes: - Japanese only; no interpretation will be provided.
URL(Japanese only): https://www.panasonic.com/jp/corporate/center/tokyo/summerfesta2018.html (External link)

AIST Tokyo Waterfront Center: “Open to the public 2018”

Date: Saturday 25 August
Event time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (reception will close at 16:30)
Location: AIST Tokyo Waterfront Center (3-5-1 Ariake, Koto Ward, Tokyo)
Detail: Display of prosthetics and the chance to try wearing them
Notes: - Japanese only; no interpretation will be provided.
URL(Japanese only): https://www.aist.go.jp/waterfront/ja/news/itemid3270-004305.html (External link)

Guide to MEGA WEB

Location: 1-3-12 Aomi, Koto Ward, Tokyo
Access: 3-min walk from Tokyo Teleport Station; direct link from Aomi Station

image of map

 

Inquiries
(Assistance in Japanese only)

Coordination Section, Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Division
Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation
Phone:03-5388-2496

http://www.2020games.metro.tokyo.jp/eng/
https://twitter.com/sports_tokyo (External link)
https://www.facebook.com/tocho2020games/ (External link)

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