Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita was elected a member of the International Olympic Committee at its general assembly on Friday.

Yamashita, a 62-year-old former judoka and 1984 Los Angeles Games gold medalist, was voted in at the IOC Session. He becomes the second active IOC member from Japan, the host nation for the 2020 Olympics.

"I'm feeling a heavy weight of responsibility. It's important that I do what leads to the development of the Olympic movement," said Yamashita, who received 74 votes in favor, with one against and three abstentions.