• Kyodo


The No. 2 figure in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party has backed Yoshiro Mori to stay on as the head of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee despite Mori’s sexist remarks last week that have drawn criticism at home and abroad.

“I would like him to work hard to meet the expectations of the people around him,” Toshihiro Nikai, who has served as LDP secretary-general since 2016, said during a news conference Monday.

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