Fuji News Network said on Thursday that Yoshiro Mori, head of the organizing committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, will resign after remarks that women spoke for long periods of time last week.
Mori’s statements during a meeting of the Japanese Olympic Committee in the first week of this month sparked a wave of criticism of the former Japanese prime minister, domestically and internationally.
As a result, Mori, 83, called a press conference on February 4 to apologize and described his remarks as “unacceptable” and against Olympic principles, but refused to resign.
The comments of Morrie, whose tenure as prime minister was marked by mistakes and mistakes, led to criticism on social media, and opposition politicians in Parliament demanded that he resign.
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