Green Tokyo Gundam Project committee has been carrying out a charity auction of the participating rights of Tokyo Olympic Invitation Ceremony to be held on August 1st. They will bring the successful bidder to the shoulder height of Gundam 1/1 scale statue by a crane truck and a professional photographer takes a souvenir photo of him/her with Gundam's head in the background.
The bidding will be closed on July 17th at 5pm JST. The bidding price is currently 741,000 yen ($8,000). *Jul 15th 0:25am JST
Source: Yahoo Japan Auction
Photo report of Gundam statue (Walker Plus)
Photo report 2 (ITmedia)
The auction has ended. The final price was 2,601,000 yen ($28,000).