Mizuho Financial Group President and CEO Yasuhiro Sato and the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games President Yoshiro Mori have concluded an agreement designating Mizuho as a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner. Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner is the highest domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme, and Mizuho has been attributed the category of "Banking." With this appointment, Mizuho is committed to extending its full support to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games over the next six years.
Mizuho's relationship with the Olympic Games dates back to supporting the organization of the 1964 Olympic Games hosted by Tokyo and storage of the official Olympic flag. Half a century later, Mizuho is once again honored to be part of Japan's efforts to host the world's foremost sports competition and help athletes achieve their dreams and provide inspiration to spectators. Mizuho is also committed to continuing to be an irreplaceable presence, creating timeless value and providing local economies and societies with abundant and varied benefits.
Tokyo 2020 is not only an opportunity to promote sports as well as the Olympic and Paralympic values, but also a chance for Japan to grow and develop as a nation, and encourage innovations in the finance industry to help revitalize the domestic economy. In its role as a Gold Partner, Mizuho will use its unparalleled collective strength, solid and broad business base, and its carefully cultivated in–depth industry knowledge to provide finance–related support and expertise to Olympic and Paralympic Games–related business, as well as help customers create new business opportunities.
We are also committed to working closely with other partner companies to ensure the success of the Tokyo 2020 Games, and to help unite the people of Japan in their support of the Games through Mizuho's nationwide network of branches and offices.