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Jul 11, 2019

Tokyo 2020 Games committee unveils new merchandise

Tokyo 2020 Games committee unveils new merchandise photo

TOKYO - Organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games newly released 445 officially licensed merchandise items on Thursday, including products featuring one-year countdown logos.

The lineup includes 18 items with the "1 Year to Go!" logo such as T-shirts, pin badges, coffee cups and stuffed toys of Tokyo 2020 mascots Miraitowa and Someity.

Among other items for collectors and sports fans are foldable fans with the Olympic emblem and towels with sport pictograms.

Tokyo 2020 Games committee unveils new merchandise photo

Ryo Taniguchi, the designer of the official mascots, attended the grand opening of the Tokyo Skytree shop in Sumida Ward, where he picked up the Games mascot doll and said, "How cute."

The committee hopes to raise 14 billion yen in revenue from Olympic and Paralympic goods by creating products that use traditional Japanese craftsmanship.

The first ranges of original merchandise were launched June 29. Products are available for purchase online through https://tokyo2020shop.jp/ and at authorized vendors in Japan.

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