A group of female lawmakers wore white in the Diet on Tuesday to protest the recent comments by Tokyo Olympic organizing committee chief Yoshiro Mori that were widely criticized at home and abroad as sexist.

Opposition members of the House of Representatives attended a plenary session wearing white jackets with white roses on their lapels, an homage to the early 20th century women's suffrage movement in the U.S.

Their male colleagues also sported white roses in a show of solidarity, while members of the House of Councillors wearing white attended as observers.