Haruki Uemura, the embattled chairman of the All Japan Judo Federation, said Tuesday he will continue in his post and vowed to complete his mission to reform the scandal-plagued body.
“Now more than ever during these troubled times it is my mission to make proper reforms,” Uemura told a news conference that followed the federation’s executive board meeting.
“I won’t be clinging onto this job. I will think about (resignation) after I have sorted out the problems (at the federation) and feel I can pass the baton on.”
After receiving a damning report from a third-party investigation into misappropriation of funds at the end of April, Uemura previously said he would resign by the June 11 meeting of the federation’s board of directors.