The Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascot and Paralympic mascot greeted the Japanese public for the first time at their naming ceremony on 22 July 2018. Thousands of children and adults joined meet & greet events across the Japanese capital to welcome the new ambassadors of the Tokyo 2020 Games.
TOKYO 2020 MASCOTS MIRAITOWA and SOMEITY
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascot's name was revealed as Miraitowa (pronounced mee-rah-e-toh-wa), based on the Japanese words mirai (future) and towa (eternity) combined. This name was chosen to promote a future full of eternal hope in the hearts of people all over the world.
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic mascot's name was revealed as Someity, (pronounced soh-may-tee) which comes from someiyoshino, a popular cherry blossom variety, and additionally echoes the English phrase “so mighty”. Someity has tactile cherry blossom sensors and exhibits enormous mental and physical strength. It represents Paralympic athletes who overcome obstacles and redefine the boundaries of what is possible.
The Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) announced on 20 July 2018 the outline of ticket prices for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. There are a wide range of prices aimed at allowing as many people as possible to enjoy Olympic events, including millions of tickets at affordable prices, with half of all tickets priced at JPY 8,000 or less.
Residents of Japan from today also have their first chance to register on Tokyo 2020's online platform in order to receive information about ticketing and, from the spring of 2019, to be able to apply for tickets. The platform can be accessed at https://id.tokyo2020.jp/.
Those living outside of Japan will be able to order their tickets through the National Olympic Committee of their respective country or their authorized ticket reseller. A list of these organizations in each country will be published by next spring on the Tokyo 2020 official website. Ticket prices and the application process will vary from country to country, although the structure will be broadly in line with that for tickets purchased in Japan.
As the exclusive payment technology partner of the Olympic Games for 32 years, Visa will be the only payment brand accepted on the Tokyo 2020 ticket website and at the ticket box offices.