Over 30 Japanese Celebrities Resign From Olympic Torchbearers For Different Reasons

- Mar 04, 2021-

Overseas Network, March 4th. The Tokyo Olympic torch relay ceremony will be launched in Fukushima Prefecture on the 25th. At present, more than 30 celebrities from all walks of life in Japan have resigned from their torchbearers.


According to news from the Japan Broadcasting Association (NHK) on the 4th, the Olympic torch relay is imminent. Many celebrities from sports, performing arts, academics and other fields have resigned from torchbearer positions, including actor Takako Tokiwa, on the grounds that the schedule is inappropriate. , Mr. Watanabe Toru and others, singers Hiroshi Itsuki, Mao Abe, etc.

   In addition, many torchbearers resigned in protest due to the discrimination against women by the former chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee Yoshiro Mori. With the postponement of the Olympics, some people quit their jobs due to work or education, and some were forced to abandon the pass due to health or death. The resignation has been in at least 20 prefectures in Japan, with a total of more than 30 people.

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   In addition, the Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato Katsunobu said at a press conference on the 4th that even during the issuance of the emergency declaration, the torch relay can be carried out as usual. He pointed out that the Olympic Organizing Committee does not believe that as long as a declaration is issued in a certain place

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