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  • The head of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee apologized on Thursday for making sexist remarks about women.

  • There have been calls for Yoshiro Mori to step down after he said that female board members talked too much.

  • The 83 year old made the comments at a Japanese Olympic Committee meeting this week.

  • According to a report in the Asahi Shimbun newspaper, The committee board currently has 24 members, five of whom are women.

  • It has set a target of increasing the number of female board directors to 40%.

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  • If we increase the number of female board members, we have to make sure their speaking time is restricted somewhat.

  • They have difficulty finishing, which is annoying.

  • In a hastily called press conference on Thursday, the former Japanese prime minister said his comments were wrong but he remained defiant about his position.

  • You know, really, you know, in regards to the comment I made at the Japanese Olympic Committee Board of Trustees meeting, I recognize it was an inappropriate comment against the Olympics on Paralympic spirit.

  • I regret it deeply, but uh huh stimulus e.

  • I have no intention to resign.

  • I've bean supportive and worked hard for seven years.

  • I am not thinking of resigning.

  • You gotta shoot Jamesy.

  • The saga is likely to alienate a Japanese public that's already wary about hosting the Games during the health crisis.

  • A recent poll showed that 80% of the public thought it shouldn't go ahead as scheduled in July.

The head of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee apologized on Thursday for making sexist remarks about women.

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Tokyo Olympics head 'sorry' for sexist remarks

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/05
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