Tokyo Games Chief Says ‘Women Talk Too Much’ at Meetings

In this Jan. 28, 2021, file photo, Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee (TOGOC) President Yoshiro Mori speaks to the media at the TOGOC headquarters in Tokyo. (Takashi Aoyama/Pool Photo via AP)

TOKYO (Kyodo) — Yoshiro Mori, president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, on Thursday apologized for remarks he made that have been widely criticized as sexist and outdated but insisted he has no plan to step down.

“It was a careless remark and I want to express my apologies,” Mori said in a telephone interview with Kyodo News. “I had no intention of discriminating against women.”

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