Yoshiro Mori, the new Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organizing Committee president and former Prime Minister, faced some tough questions from the international media at a news conference on Sunday morning at the Main Media Center for the Sochi Games.

One reporter wanted to know why the 76-year-old Mori spoke in Japanese instead of English while addressing an audience including reporters from foreign countries.

"You know, in my generation very few people understood foreign languages," Mori said. "I was in the second grade when the war (World War II) ended and English was considered the enemy's language. And if I should make a huge mistake (by speaking English incorrectly) it could lead to problems.