Role of the host city: the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
As Tokyo is the host city for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is providing full support for preparations conducted by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Organising Committee). We are also working to ensure the regular functions of the city during the Games and to leave tangible and intangible Olympic and Paralympic legacies for generations to follow.
We aim to make this the "Best Games Ever." In order to achieve this goal, along with constructing new permanent facilities that will serve as competition venues, we are also engaged in numerous efforts to ensure safety and improve the functionality of the city such as improving the transport infrastructure and universal accessibility, which are essential for smooth operations of the Games.
We are steadily advancing preparations necessary for the Games, such as recruiting, training, and managing city volunteers, promoting multilingual signage, and supporting local efforts for selection as pre-Games training locations.
We are also collaborating and cooperating with the Organising Committee in building up excitement and anticipation towards the Games, and implementing cultural and educational programmes.
The Long-Term Vision for Tokyo
In December 2014, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government developed a long-term vision to develop Tokyo into "the world's best city." This long-term vision contains fundamental objectives, policy agenda, and specific policy development, and it also specifies a plan to be implemented over the next three years.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s long-term vision provides overriding guidelines for establishing a system which will enable the continuous development of a mature society. It specifies various measures to assure the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, and a lasting legacy of the Games. It also shows ways to tackle and solve various issues which the city is currently facing.
The following two basic objectives are set to achieve the future vision of Tokyo, as “the world's best city”:
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Achieving the best Olympic and Paralympic Games in history
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Solving current problems and achieving sustainable development for the future of Tokyo
The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
The Organising Committee is conducting preparations and overseeing the overall management of the Games, by playing a central role in the "All-Japan" structure, which is formed by the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC), the Japanese Para-Sports Association, the Japanese Paralympic Committee (JPC), the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, the Government of Japan, the business community, and any other relevant organisations.
The Organising Committee is proceeding with the preparations for the Games. The role of the Organising Committee includes building temporary facilities; operating the Games, including the opening ceremony; providing necessary services; establishing an operational plan for transportation; recruiting, training, and managing volunteers; setting up information signs in multiple languages; and coordinating with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) , International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the sponsors.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the JOC co-founded the Organising Committee, as a general incorporated foundation, on the 24th of January, 2014. The body became a public interest incorporated foundation on the 1st of January 2015.