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Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Feb 10, 2021
Ladies in white: Lawmakers dress to protest Mori's sexist remarks
Opposition party members wore white jackets with white roses to a Diet session in an homage to the women's suffrage movement.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 9, 2021
IOC calls remarks of Tokyo Games chief Yoshiro Mori 'absolutely inappropriate'
The IOC did not mention any further action against Mori but said the Tokyo Organising Committee also considered its own chief's comments as inappropriate.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 9, 2021
Tokyo Games sponsors speak up as Mori fallout continues
During a meeting with Olympic organizers Monday evening, several sponsors said advertising at the games could do more harm than good.
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 9, 2021
'Nothing good will come from replacing him:' Tokyo Olympics chief finds high-level support
Some on the Tokyo organizing committee believe it is important for Mori to 'quietly overcome' the crisis and for officials to do all they can to 'protect' him from the public fallout.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 9, 2021
'Not a problem': LDP No. 2 backs Mori and dismisses volunteer exodus
Toshihiro Nikai said volunteers deciding to quit over Mori's sexist remarks was 'momentary,' adding he believes 'their thoughts will change once the situation settles down.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 8, 2021
With Olympics at stake, Mori seen as too influential to push aside
Stakeholders are quietly backing the highly influential former prime minister, who is still seen as instrumental to the staging of the games, despite his recent sexist remarks.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 7, 2021
Olympic organizers reach out to volunteers amid turmoil over Mori's sexist remark
The email begins by stating 'President Mori made inappropriate remarks that go against the spirit of the Olympics and Paralympics.'
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 7, 2021
Tokyo Olympics head Mori says he was ready to quit over sexist remarks
When it was learned that Mori was prepared to resign, a rushed meeting was held between him and top Tokyo Olympic officials, who tearfully urged him not to quit.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 6, 2021
More than 110,000 sign Japanese petition against Olympics chief after sexist comments
The petition calls on the JOC to take action against Yoshiro Mori, although it stops short of calling for his removal.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 6, 2021
European embassies' tweets about gender equality go viral after Mori's sexist remarks
After the German Embassy first used the hashtags on Friday, other European diplomatic missions in Tokyo, including those of Finland, Sweden and the European Union, followed suit.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 5, 2021
'Gold medal' for sexism: Tokyo Olympic chief Yoshiro Mori draws rebuke from rights group
Controversial remarks by Yoshiro Mori, the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, have been given a "gold medal" for sexism from an international human rights advocacy group after he said earlier this week that women talk too much.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Aug 7, 2020
Not 'Thighland': Trump's slip sparks meme fest
One online joker wrote that Thighland was located on a cartographic leg between 'Kneepal' and 'Ankola.'
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jan 14, 2020
Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso again courts controversy with remarks about Japan's ethnic identity
Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso apologized Tuesday for saying Japan has been unified under a single language and ethnic identity for the past 2,000 years, a comment viewed as ignoring the country's ethnic minorities including the indigenous Ainu.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 27, 2019
False alarm: NHK reports nonexistent North Korean missile off Hokkaido
NHK published an erroneous report saying a missile from North Korea appeared to have fallen into the Pacific Ocean east of Hokkaido early Friday but quickly corrected it, saying the message was posted on its website by accident.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 1, 2019
Private English tests for Japan university entrance exams delayed after minister's gaffe
The government review, which will take over a year, follows a widely criticized remark by the education minister that appeared to discriminate against low-income families.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 30, 2019
Defense Minister Taro Kono apologizes for 'rain man' joke as Japan reels from typhoons
Defense Minister Taro Kono apologized Tuesday for joking about his "rain man" moniker at a time when Japan is reeling from the impact of multiple typhoons in recent months.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 8, 2019
Trump wishes Abe 'a very happy birthday' — on day of Putin's birth
U.S. President Donald Trump wished Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his golf buddy and close ally, a "very happy birthday" on Monday, at the start of a formal signing ceremony for his country's recently reached trade deal with Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 12, 2019
Tokyo government ridiculed for mistake suggesting mascot supports child abuse
A Tokyo government website tasked with tackling child abuse unintentionally appeared to do the exact opposite, when a caption under an image of a mascot skipped a vital word, government officials acknowledged Wednesday.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 30, 2019
'Give birth to at least three kids': Japan ex-minister under fire for linking single women to low birthrate
The comments have placed Yoshitaka Sakurada back into the spotlight after he was effectively forced out of his post as the Olympics minister last month.
Japan Times
SOCCER / From the Spot
May 22, 2019
Blown call leaves Japanese soccer world scrambling to enact reforms
Friday night's 3-2 win by Shonan Bellmare over Urawa Reds showcased everything great about the J. League, with the plucky underdogs winning in stoppage time to cap a dramatic comeback.

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