Tokyo 2020 Welcomes ECC Co., Ltd. as an Official Supporter

Tokyo, 3 October 2018 – The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today welcomed ECC Co., Ltd. (ECC) as a Tokyo 2020 Official Supporter, the third domestic tier of the Tokyo 2020 Sponsorship Programme.

The company has been attributed the category "Offline Language Training Services." Its addition brings the total number of Tokyo 2020 domestic partners to 53*, including 15 Gold Partners, 30 Official Partners, and 8 Official Supporters, all of whom will play vital roles in the successful delivery of the Games.

Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori welcomed the announcement, commenting, "We are delighted to welcome ECC Co., Ltd. as an Official Supporter. Since its founding in 1962, as an educational institution and through the teaching of foreign languages ECC has contributed to the development of human resources with a modern and international mindset.

"We believe that ECC will be a strong supporter of the drive to encourage people to embrace "unity in diversity", one of our Tokyo 2020 visions, and that the Tokyo 2020 Games will provide a good opportunity to help realise a more inclusive society".

Katsumi Yamaguchi, President of ECC, commented, "It is a great honor for ECC to be able to participate in the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 as an official supporter.

"Based on its founding philosophy that says, "ECC will foster human resources to develop an active role in the international community," we support those who are active on the global stage as well as those who make efforts to pursue their own possibilities.

"For the Tokyo 2020 Games, we would like to support athletes, sports management, and cultural activities through offline language training services, thus contributing to world peace through the international exchange of thoughts and ideas among people."

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