The Tokyo Olympics have run into some extra bother, this time of their very own doing.

The president of the organizing committee, Yoshiro Mori, reportedly made some questionable remarks throughout a Japanese Olympic Committee assembly on Wednesday, saying feminine committee administrators have been “annoying” due to how a lot they discuss.

The remark, which was reported by Asahi Shimbun, a Japanese newspaper, was made in response to including extra ladies to the committee.

“If we improve the variety of feminine board members, we have now to verify their talking time is restricted considerably, they’ve problem ending, which is annoying,” Mori stated, in accordance with the report. “We’ve about seven ladies on the organizing committee however everybody understands their place.”

Actually, there are solely 5 ladies on the 25-person committee. In 2019, the committee stated it wished it to be 40 p.c feminine.

The remarks made by the 83-year-old former prime minister have been met with some laughter, in accordance with the report, nevertheless it’s not the primary time Mori has made controversial statements.

On Tuesday, Mori stated the Tokyo Video games, which have been postponed final yr attributable to COVID-19 restrictions, would go on this summer time no matter what’s happening with the pandemic. In a gathering with Japan’s Sports activities Analysis Fee, Mori stated “we’ll maintain the Olympics, no matter how the coronavirus [situation] appears”.

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