Japanese media: more than 30 torchbearers from the Tokyo Olympics have resigned, including many celebrities
China News Service Client, March 5th. According to the Japan Broadcasting Association, on the eve of the Tokyo Olympic torch relay, many celebrities from sports, performing arts and other fields have chosen to resign as torchbearers, including actor Tokiwa. Takako, Toru Watanabe, rugby player Yu Tamura, sumo wrestler Higashikanwaki Masayo, etc.
Related reports stated that these celebrities chose to resign as torchbearers for the Tokyo Olympics for different reasons. Many of them gave up participating in the torch relay on the grounds that the schedule was inappropriate.
p >In addition, many torchbearers chose to withdraw in protest due to the improper remarks made by the former chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee Yoshiro Mori. With the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics from last year to this year, some people withdrew due to work or entering school, and some people were forced to give up participating in the delivery due to health reasons.
It is reported that the resigners have spread to at least 20 prefectures in Japan, with a total of more than 30 people.
In response to this phenomenon, a Japanese scholar in the report said, “At first, people hoped that the torch relay could be carried out all over the country. However, as the situation developed, people still had doubts and anxiety. The Tokyo Olympics and its The positive image represented by the torch relay is shaking.” (End)