Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto is ready to accept a request that she become the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee's new president, a source familiar with the matter said Thursday.

About a week after Yoshiro Mori announced his resignation over sexist remarks, the organizing committee's executive board is expected to endorse her as its chief.

The panel of the organizing committee in charge of choosing a candidate for the job decided earlier to ask the 56-year-old to take over.