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Tokyo: 2020 Olympics Mascots Make Official Debuts

Tokyo (July 24, 2018): Mascots for 2020 Japan Olympics and Paralympics made their official debut in Tokyo.Blue and white checked character ‘Miraitowa’ (pronounced miray-towa), combining the two Japanese words ‘Mirai’ which means future and ‘towa’ meaning eternity, will appear at the Olympic Games. Miraitowa has an old-fashioned charm that reflects tradition and also has a high-tech, cutting edge vibe.

The Paralympics’ pink and white mascot ‘Someity’ (pronounced soh-may-tee) is named after the cherry blossom variety ‘Someiyoshino’, with games organizers saying the name echoes ‘so mighty’ in English. Someity is a cool character with cherry tactile sense and supernatural power.

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