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Only one day left before the opening, Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee dismisses opening ceremony director Kentaro Kobayashi_Zhejiang Online

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Only one day before the opening, Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee dismisses the opening ceremony director Kentaro Kobayashi

2021-07-22 15:40:40

Source: Xinhuanet

Reporter Lu Xingji and Su Bin

With only one day left before the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee announced on the 22nd the dismissal of the opening ceremony director Kentaro Kobayashi.

Kentaro Kobayashi was found to have ridiculed the Jewish Holocaust in the program, which caused dissatisfaction with the outside world. He was dismissed by the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee.

“We noticed that Kentaro Kobayashi had made fun of and improper evaluation of this tragic history in the program.” Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee Chairman Hashimoto Seiko announced the decision to hire and apologized to the public.

Picture from the official website of the Tokyo Olympics

Recently, Japanese media exposed that Kentaro Kobayashi ridiculed the Jewish Holocaust in his comedy show in the 1990s, which caused the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony director to fall into controversy.

Although it is very close to the official opening of the Tokyo Olympics, Kentaro Kobayashi is not the first important staff member to withdraw from the opening ceremony team due to improper remarks. On the 19th, the composer Keigo Koyamada, who undertook the task of composing a quarter of the music for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, also officially resigned due to the scandal of “bullying classmates” during his school days.

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