Yoshiro Mori (data map, source Kyodo News)
According to reports from Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) and Kyodo News on the 12th, on Friday local time, Yoshiro Mori, chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, has submitted his resignation.
Yoshiro Mori served as Prime Minister of Japan from April 2000 to April 2001, and since January 2014 he has served as chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee. He complained at the Japanese Olympic Committee board meeting on the 3rd that “the meeting time with women present is too long. Moreover, women have a strong sense of competition. One must say one after the other.” Therefore, it is recommended to restrict women’s participation in the meeting. Speaking time.
These remarks immediately caused an uproar around the world. Yoshiro Mori held an emergency press conference the next day to apologize but refused to resign.
Earlier media reports had promised to replace Mori Yoshiro, the former chairman of the Japanese Football Association Kawabuchi Saburo refused to take over. According to the latest news from Japan’s Kyodo News, there has been a plan for the successor to the chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee Yoshiro Mori to be succeeded by Japanese Olympic Minister Hashimoto Seiko.
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