Crisis talk about womens friendly games organizer Yoshiro Mori (83)

Yoshiro Mori, chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Games Organization Committee, will have to answer within his organisation for the women-friendly statements he made last week at an online meeting of the Japanese Olympic Committee.

On Friday there will be a crisis consultation after, among others, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Tokyo‘s governor Yuriko Koike and sponsor Toyota Mori had criticized.

The 83-year-old Mori, former Prime Minister of Japan, said, among other things, that women have been speaking for far too long in meetings and expressed his irritation. โ€œIf we increase the number of female board members, we have to ensure that speaking time is somewhat limited. They have difficulty finishing, which is annoying,โ€ said the President, who later apologized at a press conference. The IOC called the statements โ€œinappropriateโ€ at a time when the pursuit of gender equality is central.

The Executive Committee of the Organization in Tokyo will discuss Mori’s comments on Friday and, according to a press release, discusses ‘future initiatives’ in the area of equality between men and women. Mori has already stated that he will not leave himself.