China News Service, February 28. According to an interview with the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee by the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), the committee has compiled a plan for adding 11 female directors.
After the former chairman Yoshiro Mori resigned as chairman of the committee for remarks deemed discriminatory to women, the newly appointed chairman Seiko Hashimoto proposed that as an important part of the reform, the proportion of female directors will be raised to a high level. At the 40% level.
It is reported that among the new candidates for directors, some have participated in Olympic competitions and have athlete backgrounds, and some are academics.
It is expected that the plan will be put forward at the organizing committee council meeting as soon as next week.
If approved by the board of directors, the organizing committee will convene a meeting of judges to handle the selection procedures.
Given that there are currently 34 directors and 11 more women, the number of female directors will reach 18, reaching the target of 40%.
Yoshiro Mori, 83, complained at the Japanese Olympic Committee board meeting on February 3, “The meeting time with women present is too long. And women have a strong sense of competition. One must say one after the other.” Therefore It is recommended to limit the time for women to speak at the meeting.
These remarks immediately caused great controversy in Japan.
Olympic volunteers withdrew one after another, and athletes and sponsors also expressed dissatisfaction and criticism.
On February 12, Yoshiro Mori announced his resignation as chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee and apologized for his remarks.
On the afternoon of the 18th local time, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee convened a board of directors to elect Hashimoto Seiko as the chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee.