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Tokyo Games committee unveils additional 445 licensed items

Tokyo 2020 Olympic mascots and their designer Ryo Taniguchi pose with newly released official Tokyo 2020 merchandise on July 11, 2019, in Tokyo's Sumida Ward. (Kyodo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- 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.

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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