ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Tokyo Olympics chief Mori declines to resign over sexist remarks

Comments draw global criticism as calls for his ouster grow

"I apologize and am remorseful for the remarks," Tokyo 2020 chief Yoshiro Mori tells reporters in Tokyo on Thursday.    © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Sexist remarks made by Tokyo Olympics chief Yoshiro Mori have drawn fire at home and abroad, in a further blow to organizers who face criticism for insisting the event will be held this summer despite rising COVID-19 infections and costs.

"I apologize and am remorseful for the remarks," Mori told reporters in Tokyo on Thursday. He said he "withdraws" his comments as they were inappropriate and against the Olympic spirit. However, he said he has "no intention" to step down.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more