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YOSHIRO MORI

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SOCCER / From the Spot
Feb 12, 2021
WE League chair 'grateful' for Yoshiro Mori's sexist remarks
Kikuko Okajima is pleased that the now-former Tokyo 2020 president brought attention to the issue of gender equality in Japan.
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EDITORIALS
Feb 12, 2021
Tokyo Olympics chief Mori's exit has been long overdue
The country has been embarrassed again by an antediluvian politician, with media at home and abroad condemning Mori's remarks and the mindset it represents.
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JAPAN
Feb 10, 2021
Toyota president 'disappointed' by Tokyo 2020 chief Mori's sexist comments
The carmaker, a worldwide Olympic sponsor, said it issued Toyoda's message on Wednesday because it concluded it should not keep silent.
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JAPAN / FOCUS
Feb 10, 2021
Mori's sexist remarks highlight slow progress in narrowing Japan gender gap
Japan consistently ranks poorly in the World Economic Forum's gender gap rankings, coming 121st out of 153 countries in 2020.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.'
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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.
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JAPAN
Feb 8, 2021
Suga stops short of calling for Mori to resign as public sours on Olympic chief
A new survey shows that just 6.8% of respondents believe the gaffe-prone former prime minister is fit to head up the Tokyo 2020 effort.
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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.'
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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.
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Rugby
Feb 7, 2021
Rugby Union board member says Yoshiro Mori's comment directed at her
Yuko Inazawa, who became the first female board member of the Japan Rugby Football Union in 2013, thought the remarks widely viewed as sexist made by the Tokyo Olympic chief Yoshiro Mori were directed at her and he has a "subconscious bias" on the issue.
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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.
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TENNIS
Feb 6, 2021
Naomi Osaka labels Yoshiro Mori's comments about women 'ignorant'
'I think if you're in a position like that, you really should think before you say anything.'
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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.
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OLYMPICS
Feb 6, 2021
Women's Sport Trust CEO: Yoshiro Mori's 'jaw-dropping' comments prove sports world in need of shakeup
'The fact that it's actually getting called out now is really positive in my view and it provides an opportunity to talk about this,' Tammy Parlour said.
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Rugby
Feb 5, 2021
Rugby union board member fires back at Tokyo Olympic chief
Mayumi Taniguchi, one of the Japan Rugby Football Union's five female board members, called Tokyo Olympic chief Yoshiro Mori's remarks about women "incomprehensible" and "off target" on Friday.
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OLYMPICS
Feb 5, 2021
Barcelona silver medalist Noriko Mizoguchi slams Yoshiro Mori's comments
The former judoka, now a sports sociology professor, is concerned over how the former prime minister's controversial statements on women could impact public opinion toward the Tokyo Games.

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