Tokyo 2020 Games Mascots

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games created a Mascot Selection Process Panel consisting of outside experts in order to consider how to select the mascots for the Tokyo 2020 Games. The panel will meet to consider how to solicit proposals for mascots as well as how to choose a winner. The panel plans to report on its deliberations on this website from time to time.

Mascot Selection Process Panel members

As of 13 February 2017


Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs
Ryohei Miyata

Vice Chairperson

Fashion Journalist
Art Producer
Yoshiko Ikoma


Board Member, Japan Children’sbook Artists Society
Vice President, Japan Artistic Copylight Federation
Yasuko Ambiru
Lighting Designer
Akari-Lisa Ishii
President, The Association of Japanese Animations
Kazuko Ishikawa
President, Mirairo Inc.
Toshiya Kakiuchi
Design Consultant
Tatsuo Kannami
Sports Commentator
Former Professional tennis player
Ai Sugiyama
Japanese national shooting team for the Paralympics
Director of Paralympians Association of Japan
Aki Taguchi
TV character
Shoko Nakagawa
President, Musashino Art University
Tadanori Nagasawa
Guest Professor
Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University
Takeshi Natsuno
Partner, Sakurazaka Law Offices
Visiting professor at Chuo Law School
Izumi Hayashi
President/CEO, LEVEL-5 Inc.
Akihiro Hino
Executive Director and Secretary general, Character Brand Licensing Association
Kazuo Rikukawa