Media Coverage Base for the Tokyo 2020 Games: Tokyo Media Center
About Tokyo Media Center (TMC)
The Tokyo Media Center (TMC) was set up by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to serve as a media coverage base for domestic and international media during the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. The TMC provided information related to the host city Tokyo as well as the Tokyo 2020 Games.
About the Tokyo Media Center (TMC)
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The Tokyo Media Center (TMC) was set up by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to serve as a media coverage base for domestic and international media during the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020. The TMC was totally separate from the Main Press Centre (MPC) and International Broadcast Centre (IBC), which were operated by the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee. It provided media personnel from around the world information related to the host city Tokyo as well as the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Taking care to have thorough COVID-19 measures in place, the TMC Yurakucho facility was set up in the Yurakucho area of central Tokyo (at the Tokyo Sports Square).
Date and Time of Opening
Tokyo Sports Square, 2nd and 3rd Floor (address: 3-8-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)
1 minute walk from JR Yurakucho Station and Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Station
Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Message from the Governor of Tokyo
TMC Logo / Concept
Connect in Tokyo
1. Online Services
1) TMC Web
TMC members used the website to find notifications, information on the host city Tokyo, materials, Games-related links, information on Japanese municipalities and more.
2) TMC Newsletter
Updated TMC members twice a day with the latest information on the Games, Tokyo, and COVID-19.
3) TMC Online Briefings
Daily briefings were live-streamed from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government where officials also answered questions from TMC members.
4) Online Concierge
Questions and consultations about Tokyo-related coverage and photography were answered through this online service.
2. Facilities（TMC Yurakucho）
1) Workspace and Lounge
Approximately 120 seats were available to create a work environment for journalists. A drink corner offering refreshments was also provided.
2) Information Desk
3) Japan Showcase
The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) had booths to promote Japan's various regions and traditional culture.
4) Japanese Liquors Booth
The National Tax Agency (NTA) had a booth to introduce Japanese liquors.
5) Internet Connection
Wi-Fi was available for use by registered members.