The Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has decided to increase the number of female directors by 12 to increase the ratio of women on the board to 40% or more, and Naoko Takahashi of the women's marathon has been selected as a candidate for new directors. It was.
The Games Organizing Committee will hold a board meeting under Chairman Hashimoto on the 2nd, and as a reform based on the remarks of former Chairman Mori, who can be regarded as a woman's disdain, a plan to increase the number of female directors from the current situation of 7 out of 34 directors I discussed it.
As a result, we decided to increase the number of directors to 45 or less, increase the number of female directors by 12 to 19, and increase the ratio of women on the board to 40% or more.
The Organizing Committee has not announced new candidates for directors, but Naoko Takahashi, who won the gold medal at the Women's Marathon at the Sydney Olympics, and Kuniko Obinata, who won two gold medals at the winter para-alpine skiing, Selected as a candidate, the Organizing Committee will select from a wide range of fields, including former athletes and gender experts.
The Organizing Committee will hold a board of councilors on the 3rd to resolve these policies.
Secretary-General Muto said, "What is important is what we send, so we would like to make a meaningful call with the promotion team that works on gender equality."