China News Service, August 4 According to the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK), on August 4, the Mayor of Nagoya, Japan, Takayuki Kawamura met with representatives of the Japanese softball team that won gold in the Tokyo Olympics.
After Nozomi Goto from Nagoya, as a representative, hung the gold medal on Kawamura's neck, Kawamura suddenly put the gold medal in his mouth and took a bite, which was immediately criticized by the public.
On August 4, the Mayor of Nagoya, Japan, Takayuki Kawamura met with the representative of the Japanese softball team that won the Tokyo Olympic Games. When he put the player's gold medal on his neck, he suddenly put the gold medal in his mouth and bit him. criticize.
Image source: Screenshot of NHK video
According to reports, the Japanese softball player Goto Nozomi's hometown is in Nagoya.
At the time of the event, she took the gold medal as a representative to report to Kawamura about winning the championship.
Later, Goto hung the gold medal on Kawamura's neck.
Suddenly, Kawamura put the gold medal in his mouth and took a bite.
Goto, who was watching everything, smiled politely.
After the incident, the Nagoya City Government received multiple critical calls and multiple emails, and people said, “This behavior should not occur during the epidemic prevention period of the new crown epidemic” and “This behavior is very rude.”
Not only that, but Japanese social media is also constantly criticized.
In response, Kawamura Takayuki responded that the reason for biting the gold medal was "to show his greatest affection (to the players)". He also said, "If this causes trouble, I am sorry."