Mascot designs for 2020 Tokyo Olympics shortlisted

Children will choose from the three pairs of mascot designs shortlisted for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, which were unveiled on December 7 at Kakezuka elementary school in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward.

Voting by elementary schoolchildren will continue through February 22nd, with no votes being accepted from the general public.

BC-OLY-Tokyo 2020-Mascots, 138 Mascot designs for 2020 Tokyo Olympics shortlistedAP Photo XEH103, XEH101, XEH102Eds: APNewsNow.

The final pair in the running to be chosen as the official Games mascots is the "C pairing", with "the fox that jumped out from Japanese fairy tales" and the shape-shifting raccoon that transforms itself using the leaf on its head.

Proposal A is a pair of characters with an iichimatsu moyo checkered pattern.

From 11 December to 22 February, 6.5 million schoolchildren at every primary school across the country will be given the opportunity to review the shortlisted designs, with each class casting a single vote in favour of one of the sets. There are about 20,000 elementary schools with about 280,000 classrooms nationwide.

Which Tokyo 2020 mascot would you pick?

The Candidate B Olympic mascot is inspired by a "maneki-neko" beckoning cat and a fox, while the Paralympic mascot is created in the style of a "komainu" guard lion-dog. The members include TV personality Shoko Nakagawa.

Japan has hosted the Olympic Games a total of three times, but only the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics and Paralympics adopted mascots, making this the first time Japan will be choosing Summer Games mascots.

The committee is still now accepting participating schools. Repeatedly checking the parameters for the design and having the works examined by experts, the three pairs were narrowed down after making sure they did not violate any intellectual property rights such as trademarks.

Related Articles

  • A Disastrous Justice League Sends Warner Bros

    A Disastrous Justice League Sends Warner Bros

    Jon Berg , who has been running the DC Comic Films with Geoff Johns , is stepping down from his role, according to the trade. There looks to be major shifts at Warner Bros . with its DC Comics movies, and not even its top creatives are safe.

    Philip Morris International Inc Declares Quarterly Dividend of $1.07 (PM)

    The average revenue per share growth rate of Philip Morris International, Inc . during the past 12 months was 4.9 percent. Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company.
    Vishal's nomination rejected, actor tweets to PM Modi seeking 'justice'

    Vishal's nomination rejected, actor tweets to PM Modi seeking 'justice'

    He had submitted an audio clip claiming that Sumathy was forced to appear before the RO, but Velusamy had rejected its veracity. The actor said he has sought an appointment from Governor Purohit, now in Kanyakumari, to lodge a complaint on the matter.
  • Dylan Farrow: The hypocrisy behind Hollywood's continued acceptance of Woody Allen

    Dylan Farrow: The hypocrisy behind Hollywood's continued acceptance of Woody Allen

    In her Op-Ed, Dylan calls attention to what she feels is a hypocrisy. "I knew I needed a tremendous actress to play [Ginny]". In the article titled "Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen? ".
    Pelosi: Trump is only one talking about shutdown

    Pelosi: Trump is only one talking about shutdown

    Freedom Caucus members will likely give leaders whatever support they need to pass the legislation, Meadows said . Those are the roughly 700,000 immigrants in the country illegally who were brought to the U.S.as children.
    Security Heightened As Liberians Await Supreme Court Ruling on Electoral Fraud Case

    Security Heightened As Liberians Await Supreme Court Ruling on Electoral Fraud Case

    As a result the commission was prohibited from airing its views in public on "any matters which may grow out of the runoff election", Banks said.
  • Body of young woman found at Juhu Beach

    Body of young woman found at Juhu Beach

    Saha had suspected his wife of having an illicit relationship and thought she might have been talking to her male friend. The body was swept to a beach yesterday and was spotted by a passerby.

    Lookout for These Two Stocks: Fred's, Inc. (FRED), Hecla Mining Co. (HL)

    HL is now undervalued by -36.1% relative to the average 1-year price target of $5.54 taken from a group of Wall Street Analysts. The highest price HL stock touched in the last 12 month was $6.78 and the lowest price it hit in the same period was $3.54.
    Floodplains blame on Art of Living

    Floodplains blame on Art of Living

    However, it did not fine the DDA as it has already initiated setting up biodiversity parks along the Yamuna floodplains. We will appeal to the Supreme Court. "We are confident that we will get justice before the Supreme Court".
  • FACT encourages people to enroll in ACA health insurance

    FACT encourages people to enroll in ACA health insurance

    The strong numbers so far come despite cuts the Trump administration made to ObamaCare's advertising and outreach budget. Sign-ups in these states could boost the final count, but the figures wouldn't be available for weeks.

    A Technical Strategy for Bank of America Corporation (BAC)

    Public Sector Pension Investment Board sold 8.77 million shares as the company's stock declined 6.00% while stock markets rallied. Empirical Finance LLC purchased a new position in Bank of America Corp during the fourth quarter worth approximately $103,000.

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (TMO) Shares Sold by Ashfield Capital Partners LLC

    Geode Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific by 7.0% during the first quarter. Shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc (NYSE: TMO ) traded up $1.42 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $183.87.