China News Service, February 19, according to a comprehensive Japanese media report, Seiko Hashimoto, who was appointed as the chairman of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Organizing Committee, started specific work on the 19th.
Currently, Seiko Hashimoto has compiled a reform plan for the Olympic Organizing Committee.
Among them, in order to promote "equality between men and women", a policy of increasing the proportion of female directors of the Olympic Organizing Committee to 40% has been proposed.
According to reports, Yoshiro Mori, the former chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, resigned for making remarks that could be interpreted as contempt for women. Seiko Hashimoto took over as the new chairman on February 18 and started specific work on the 19th.
Data map: Seiko Hashimoto, chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee.
The Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) learned through interviews that the reform plan of the Olympic Organizing Committee compiled by Seiko Hashimoto includes: increasing the number of directors of the Olympic Organizing Committee by more than 10, and increasing the proportion of female directors to more than 40%; if it comes soon , To set up a working group this month to promote the participation of men and women, deepen understanding of sexual minorities, and promote a symbiotic society.
According to Kyodo News Agency of Japan, as of February 18, among the 35 directors (including the chairman) of the Olympic Organizing Committee, 8 were women, accounting for about 22%.
In addition to Hashimoto, there are also the International Olympic Committee (IOC) project committee member Arakita Yuko, Judo Olympic champion Ayumi Tanimoto, photographer Mika Ninagawa and others.
The constitution of the Olympic Organizing Committee stipulates that the number of directors should be no more than 35. If more women are to be added, methods such as changing the constitution and increasing the number of directors can be adopted.
Data map: On December 1, 2020, local time, Tokyo, Japan, the Olympic ring symbol was being transported by boat. After 4 months of safety inspection and maintenance, it returned to Tokyo Bay.
There are only more than 150 days left before the opening of the Olympic Games, but Seiko Hashimoto is full of enthusiasm for reform, saying: "A lot of people are paying attention. I will work quickly to restore my credibility."
Regarding Hashimoto's appointment as the new chairman of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Bach issued a statement on the 18th, saying, "She has excellent Olympic experience and is the most suitable candidate. Appoint one. This woman has sent a very important signal on equality between men and women," and welcomed this.
Bach pointed out: "(Hashimoto) can use his rich political experience to work with the central government, Tokyo Metropolitan Government and IOC to promote the realization of a safe Tokyo Olympics."
Coates, the chairman of the coordination committee responsible for overseeing the preparations for the Olympics, also said, "We will benefit from her Olympic and political experience" and expressed confidence in her.
Parsons, President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), said: "As the former Olympian of the 7th Olympic Games, Hashimoto is familiar with the competition environment and has political connections. She will bring powerful athletes to the Olympic Organizing Committee. Perspective."