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NTT provided a variety of telecommunications services for
the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics, and
the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

NTT provided a variety of telecommunications services for
the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics, and
the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

1958 Tokyo Tower completed
TOKYO 1964
Period: October 10–24, 1964
No. of sports/events: 20 sports & 163 events
No. of participating countries/athletes: 93 countries & 5,152 athletes
Transpacific Cable service launched Use of telephone lines for data communication trialed at Tokyo Olympics
1964
1965 Hikari Tokaido Shinkansen service launched
1966 Japan’s population reaches 100 million
1968 Japan’s GNP ranked 2nd in the world
1969 Entire Tomei Expressway opens
1970 Japan World Exposition (Osaka Expo) held
SAPPORO 1972
Period: February 3–13, 1972
No. of sports/events: 6 sports & 35 events
No. of participating countries/athletes: 35 countries & 1,006 athletes
Olympic results transmitted by Japanese-made computers for first time at Sapporo Winter Olympics
1972
Fax service launched
1973
1978 New Tokyo International Airport (Narita) opens
1984 Nikkei Stock Average hits 10,000 yen
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation privatized to form NTT
1985
Mobile phone service launched
1987
World Wide Web created
1991
1995 Great Hanshin and Awaji Earthquake
NAGANO 1998
Period: February 7–22, 1998
No. of sports/events: 7 sports & 68 events
No. of participating countries/athletes: 72 countries & 2,176 athletes
ISDN videophones used by volunteer interpreters at Nagano Winter Olympics and Paralympics
1998
Installation of fiber-optic cables for general households starts
2001
2003 Digital terrestrial broadcasting launched
2005 Line for Japan’s first maglev linear train (Linimo; Aichi High-Speed Transit Tobu Kyuryo Line) opens
LTE service launched
2010
2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
Entire Kagoshima Route of the Kyushu Shinkansen line opens
2012 Tokyo Sky Tree opens
Tokyo chosen as host city for 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games
NTT appointed Gold Partner (Telecommunications Service) for
2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games
2013
2014 4K broadcasting launched
Hikari Collaboration service launched
2015 Hokuriku Shinkansen service launched
August 5–September 18, 2016 (Brazil)
Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics
2016
February 9–March 18, 2018 (South Korea)
Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and Paralympics
2018
2020
TOKYO 2020

July 24–September 6, 2020
Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

Given the rapid evolution of ICT in recent years,
the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will require the use of technologies that are not only more convenient but also more secure than ever before.

As well as helping to make the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics safe, secure, and welcoming in its capacity as
a Tokyo 2020 Gold Partner (Telecommunications Services),
the NTT Group is leveraging its telecommunications-related security technologies and infrastructure
both in Japan and overseas with the aim of providing an unprecedented level of hospitality to all that attend Tokyo 2020,
including the competitors themselves and guests from Japan and overseas.

1958

Tokyo Tower completed

TOKYO
1964

Period: October 10–24, 1964
No. of sports/events: 20 sports & 163 events
No. of participating countries/athletes: 93 countries & 5,152 athletes

Transpacific Cable service launched
Use of telephone lines for data communication
trialed at Tokyo Olympics

1965

Hikari Tokaido Shinkansen service launched

1966

Japan’s population reaches 100 million

1968

Japan’s GNP ranked 2nd in the world

1969

Entire Tomei Expressway opens

1970

Japan World Exposition (Osaka Expo) held

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from 1964 to 1972

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from 1964 to 1972

SAPPORO
1972

Period: February 3–13, 1972
No. of sports/events: 6 sports & 35 events
No. of participating countries/athletes: 35 countries & 1,006 athletes

Olympic results transmitted by Japanese-made computers
for first time at Winter Olympics

1973

Fax service launched

1978

New Tokyo International Airport (Narita) opens

1984

Nikkei Stock Average hits 10,000 yen

1985

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Public Corporation privatized to form NTT

1987

Mobile phone service launched

1991

World Wide Web created

1995

Great Hanshin and Awaji Earthquake

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from 1972 to 1995

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from 1972 to 1995

NAGANO
1998

Period: February 7–22, 1998 No. of sports/events: 7 sports & 68 events No. of participating countries/athletes: 72 countries & 2,176 athletes

ISDN videophones used by
volunteer interpreters at
Nagano Winter Olympics and Paralympics

2001

Installation of fiber-optic cables for general households starts

2003

Digital terrestrial broadcasting launched

2005

Line for Japan’s first maglev linear train
(Linimo; Aichi High-Speed Transit Tobu Kyuryo Line) opens

2010

LTE service launched

2011

Great East Japan Earthquake
Entire Kagoshima Route of the Kyushu Shinkansen line opens

2012

Tokyo Sky Tree opens

2013

Tokyo chosen as host city for
2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

NTT appointed Gold Partner (Telecommunications Service) for
2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games

2014

4K broadcasting launched

2015

Hikari Collaboration service launched

Hokuriku Shinkansen service launched

2016

August 5–September 18, 2016 (Brazil)
Rio de Janeiro Olympics and Paralympics

2018

February 9–March 18, 2018 (South Korea)
Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and Paralympics

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from 1998 to 2018

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from 1998 to 2018

TOKYO
2020

July 24–September 6, 2020

Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

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