The head of the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Yoshiro Mori, was expected to resign on Friday over sexist comments he made earlier this month, when he said that women talk too much. Mori, a former prime minister, had initially apologized but refused to step down . This drew criticism from sponsors, pundits, and led to an online petition that drew more than 150,000 signatures. “The (Mori) comment is different from our values, and we find it regrettable,” said Toyota Motor Corp President Akide Toyoda. Toyota, a major sponsor for the International Olympic Committee, seldom speaks out on political issues. The Tokyo Olympics were postponed from last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. They are currently scheduled for July , followed by the Paralympics a month later. A recent poll in Japan said 80% of the people wanted the Olympics canceled or postponed to the next year . Mori’s replacement blocked Mori had nominated as a replacement Saburo Kawabuchi, an 84-year-old former president of the Japanese soccer governing body, and a former player himself. However, after repors that the government would block the nomination, Kawabuchi turned down the request to take over as Olympics chief. Observers questioned why a woman was not appointed chief. Japanese media pointed out… Read full this story
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