People familiar with the matter said on the 18th that Seiko Hashimoto, the new chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, will promote reform, increase the number of Olympic Organizing Committee members and increase the proportion of women.
According to a report by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) on the 19th, people familiar with the matter said that Seiko Hashimoto will promote reforms in the near future, including increasing the number of members of the Olympic Organizing Committee to more than 10 and increasing the proportion of women to more than 40%.
In addition, Hashimoto will set up a working group to promote “gender equality” in the middle of this month.
On February 12, Yoshiro Mori, then chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, resigned due to discrimination against women.
The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee convened a council on the 18th to elect Seiko Hashimoto as the chairman of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee.
With less than half a year left before the Olympic Games, how to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus epidemic is also a major challenge facing the Japanese government.
According to the report, with some people skepticism about the Olympic Games, Hashimoto is expected to take prompt measures to control the number of spectators after taking office.
Whether her future policies can make the Japanese people more confident about the convening of the Olympic Games is also a test of her ability.