February 9th. According to Kyodo News Agency of Japan, on February 9, the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives of Japan launched a controversy around the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee Chairman Yoshiro Mori made a speech involving discrimination against women.
Olympic minister Hashimoto Seiko pointed out that after Yoshiro Mori’s speech, the problem of withdrawal of about 390 Olympic volunteers was “very serious”.
A few days ago, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee announced that after Yoshiro Mori made discriminatory remarks against women, about 390 volunteers have announced their withdrawal from serving the Olympic and Paralympic Games in the summer, and two others have announced that they have given up participating in the torch relay.
In response, Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic Party, said that “if (volunteers) want to quit, they will re-recruit”, while Hashimoto said it was “inappropriate”.
According to reports, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso made it clear that Yoshiro Mori’s speech was “obviously not in the interest of the country”.
Regarding the second-order speech, Aso said that he “lacked respect” for the volunteers.
However, Nikai explained to his own speech at the press conference: “There is no special significance.
It means that if (the exiter) calms down, he may have calm thoughts.” Regarding Hashimoto’s defense at the Budget Committee, Second-order means “there is no need to comment one by one.”
In addition, Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu emphasized on the issue of volunteer withdrawal: “It is very important for the Olympic Organizing Committee to explain and gain understanding.”
According to the report, at a press conference on the 9th before the budget committee meeting, Hashimoto mentioned that the Olympic Organizing Committee is coordinating the convening of the temporary joint meeting of the board of directors and the council members, saying that “including the form of convening, as the government Will pay attention.”
According to previous media reports, the 83-year-old Mori complained at the Japanese Olympic Committee board meeting on February 3, “The meeting time with women present is too long.
Moreover, women have a strong sense of competition. One must finish talking about the other. Say”, so it is recommended to limit the time for women to speak at the meeting.
As soon as the statement came out, it was criticized by all walks of life.
The Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee and relevant government departments received a large number of protest calls and letters, and some people asked Yoshiro Mori to resign.
Yoshiro Mori apologized for his remarks on the 4th and said he withdrew the remarks.
When asked if he would resign, Yoshiro Mori said that he had not considered resigning.