Hashimoto Seiko: All efforts will be made for the success of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee
Chinanews Client February 19 On the 18th local time, Seiko Hashimoto was officially elected as the chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee. According to the official website of the Tokyo Olympics, Seiko Hashimoto said at the inauguration ceremony, “I stand here at the moment, and I am determined to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.”
” The Tokyo Olympics has only been opened for five months. The most important factor we have to consider is to take various measures against the new crown virus to ensure the safety and peace of mind. In the following time, as a member of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee Fellow, I will also continue to work closely with the Japanese government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to convince Japanese locals and people in other parts of the world that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will be a’safe and secure Olympic event’.”
Earlier this month, Yoshiro Mori, then chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, suggested that women’s speech time at the meeting should be restricted on the grounds that “there is too long a meeting with women.” Related remarks caused great controversy. On February 12, Yoshiro Mori announced his resignation.
Hashimoto Seiko said frankly: “My election as the chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee is of great significance to the issue of gender equality. At the recent roundtable meeting of the Executive Board of the Olympic Organizing Committee and the Supervisory Board, the participants Decided to increase the proportion of women in the board of directors and build a team that promotes gender equality. I think we need to act faster on this matter. We need to establish a working group within a month and produce results. Here, I am also very grateful to everyone for your hard work.”
Hashimoto also said: “I believe that the significance and mission of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games can be realized based on the Olympic Organizing Committee. To this end, as the chairman of the Olympic Organizing Committee, I will make full use of my experience and make every effort for the success of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee.” (End)