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YOSHIRO MORI

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MORE SPORTS / FOCUS
Apr 19, 2021
Women say it's time to focus on structural issues that perpetuate sexism in sports
Female athletes call for reforms of outdated structures that hurt women's career prospects and present a challenge for young athletes unwilling to follow the footsteps of their seniors.
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JAPAN
Mar 27, 2021
Disgraced ex-Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori delivers another sexist remark
Former Tokyo Games chief Yoshiro Mori, who resigned last month amid backlash over sexist remarks toward women, called a female political staffer 'too old to call a woman.'
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JAPAN / FOCUS
Mar 24, 2021
How the Tokyo Olympics became one big public relations quagmire
Japan's Olympic organizers have all but lost control of any messaging, with no real strategy to generate any momentum toward holding the fast-approaching games.
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JAPAN
Mar 18, 2021
Tokyo 2020 creative chief quits over Naomi Watanabe 'Olympig' pitch
Hiroshi Sasaki floated the idea of comedian Naomi Watanabe descending from the sky in porcine form during the opening ceremony, a magazine reports.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
Mar 8, 2021
Japan's media urged to address gender imbalance after Olympic sexism uproar
After the Tokyo Olympics chief was forced to resign over sexist remarks, the media industry now faces questions over male dominance of its upper ranks.
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JAPAN
Feb 27, 2021
An ‘old men’s club’ dominates Japan. The young just put them on notice.
Change may come slowly in Japanese society, but social media has offered an outlet for a younger generation stifled by a rigid hierarchy.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 26, 2021
Mori’s resignation highlights changing gender norms
Yoshiro Mori reportedly decided to resign immediately after the remarks. It was the secretariat of the organizing committee who strongly pleaded with him to stay in his position.
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JAPAN / Media / MEDIA MIX
Feb 20, 2021
Japan’s media join forces in rare show of solidarity to attack Mori over sexist remarks
Domestic reporters don't pull any punches in the fallout from the former Tokyo Olympic chief's cluelessness.
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JAPAN / View from Osaka
Feb 20, 2021
Mori's downfall poetic justice for an Osaka ready to showcase its modernity
From describing the city as 'phlegm' to lackluster support for its Olympic bid, the former prime minister and Tokyo Games chief finally reaped the harvest of his disdain for Osaka.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 19, 2021
New Tokyo Olympics chief Hashimoto has little time and a lot to do
The former athlete and minister will lead some 3,500 committee members as they grapples with low public support for the games, a health crisis and the aftermath of a sexism scandal.
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JAPAN
Feb 19, 2021
How a student battled a culture of silence to help oust Tokyo's Olympic chief
In less than two weeks, Momoko Nojo's petition campaign gathered more than 150,000 signatures, galvanizing global outrage over sexist remarks by Yoshiro Mori.
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JAPAN
Feb 18, 2021
G7 to voice support for Tokyo Games in communique amid skepticism
A joint statement is expected to be released after a summit on Friday, Japanese government source said.
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JAPAN
Feb 18, 2021
Olympics minister Seiko Hashimoto appointed Tokyo Games chief
Never has the position changed hands so close to the start of the Olympic Torch Relay, and nor have the games ever been held during an ongoing global pandemic.
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JAPAN
Feb 18, 2021
Hashimoto brings experience and connections in sports and politics to new role
The former Olympics minister appears to have only reluctantly accepted the post, and she may face questions about her relationship with her predecessor, Yoshiro Mori.
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JAPAN
Feb 18, 2021
Olympic minister Seiko Hashimoto ready to be Tokyo Games chief, source says
Hashimoto may replace Yoshiro Mori, the former president of the organizing committee who resigned over a sexist remark.
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JAPAN
Feb 16, 2021
The next boss of the Tokyo Games — a savvy operator or a fresh face?
The organizing committee says it is looking for a successor that has a certain background in the Olympics as well as a strong awareness of gender equality and inclusiveness.
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OLYMPICS
Feb 15, 2021
Yoshiro Mori's replacement as Tokyo 2020 president could be chosen this week
Tokyo 2020 organizers have to pick a new president with just five months left to prepare for the games amid the COVID-19 pandemic
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JAPAN
Feb 12, 2021
Mori resigns as Tokyo 2020 hopes to move on from sexism outrage
The 83-year-old former prime minister finally succumbed to an onslaught of criticism triggered by comments he made about women earlier this month.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Feb 12, 2021
The Olympics can no longer be run from smoke-filled rooms
The cozy world of male-dominated politics that gave rise to Yoshiro Mori is no match for 21st century corporate sponsorship and athletic diplomacy.
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JAPAN
Feb 12, 2021
How 'indispensable' Mori came to enjoy huge influence in politics and sport
The former prime minister had contacts his peers did not and the ability to get things done behind the scenes that leaders in both arenas relied on heavily.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
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