On the eve of the announcement of the organizers
(ANSA) – TOKYO, 22 JUL – The artistic director of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, Kentaro Kobayashi, has been fired from his post due to a joke about the Holocaust that dates back to several years ago. This was announced by the organizers on the eve of the ceremony scheduled for tomorrow.
“We learned that – the president of Tokyo 2020, Seiko Hashimoto told reporters – in a past artistic performance” Kentaro Kobayashi “used disrespectful language on a tragic historical fact”. (HANDLE).