After Mori resigned due to sexist remarks, who can become the next chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee has attracted attention.
Japan’s Kyodo News Agency said on the 16th that the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee held the first meeting of the new chairman selection group on the afternoon of the same day, which will focus on the selection criteria for the next president, and then draw up the list of candidates at the second meeting.
The final candidate must be endorsed by the Executive Committee of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic Organizing Committee.
The selection team is composed of eight people, four men and four women. Yuriko Koike, governor of Tokyo, reiterated on the 16th that the selection process needs to be “transparent”. AFP quoted Japanese media reports that the new president may be appointed before the end of this week.
Japanese Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto, Japanese Olympic Committee President Yasuhiro Yamashita and Japanese hammerball celebrity Fukuhiroji are all on the candidate list.
As one of the only two women in the Japanese cabinet, Seiko Hashimoto said on the 16th that she had not yet contacted her to take over.