On July 22, local time, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee announced the removal of Kentaro Kobayashi, who served as the "Performance Director" in the production and performance team for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics.

  According to the Mainichi Shimbun, Kentaro Kobayashi was criticized on social media for his past misconduct.

  On the 22nd, Seiko Hashimoto, chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, said at the opening ceremony of the Olympics: "We will reassess the overall situation as soon as possible, and negotiate a solution, and we will reach a conclusion as soon as possible."