RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT VIDEO SHOWS: TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC ROBOT MASCOT MIRAITOWA AND PARALYMPIC MASCOT SOMEITY UNVEILED IN FRONT OF STUDENTS, ROBOTS BEING DEMONSTRATED, STUDENTS SPEAKING ABOUT ROBOTS, STUDENTS WAVING AT ROBOTS SHOWS: TOKYO, JAPAN (NOVEMBER 18, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC ROBOT MASCOT MIRAITOWA AND PARALYMPIC MASCOT SOMEITY UNVEILED IN FRONT OF STUDENTS 2.
MIRAITOWA DEMONSTRATING RUGBY PLAYER'S MOVEMENT 3.
ROBOTS BEING DEMONSTRATED 4.
MIRAITOWA GESTURING 5.
VARIOUS OF MIRAITOWA COPYING MOVEMENTS OF SOMEITY 6.
STUDENTS WATCHING DEMONSTRATION 7.
VARIOUS OF STUDENTS WALKING PAST AND WAVING AT ROBOTS 8.
STUDENTS WALKING TOWARDS JOURNALISTS 9.
(SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 11-YEAR-OLD STUDENT, KAREN MORI, SAYING "Seeing these robots, which were developed by using the latest technology that Japan is proud of, I was very impressed with the details of them." 10.
STUDENT KAREN MORI AND STUDENT TAICHI HIGUCHI STANDING IN FRONT OF JOURNALISTS 11.
(SOUNDBITE) (Japanese) 11-YEAR-OLD STUDENT, TAICHI HIGUCHI, SAYING: "I'm very much looking forward to the robots bringing excitement to many visitors at the games next year." 12.
VARIOUS OF ROBOTS 13.
VARIOUS OF STUDENTS BEING PHOTOGRAPHED WITH ROBOTS STORY: Tokyo 2020 mascot robots were welcomed at an elementary school in Tokyo on Monday (November 18), where organisers demonstrated the robots' remote-control features among other functions.
About 600 students gathered to see the official mascots for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Miraitowa and Someity, and the demonstration of the robots that were developed by Toyota that is aimed at allowing children to enjoy certain aspects of the Olympics remotely.
One of the students, Taichi Higuchi, told reporters that he was looking forward to seeing the robots bring excitement to the games next year.
The official characters were selected by students from more than 200,000 classes at around 16,000 Japanese elementary schools last year.
(Production: Kwiyeon Ha)