According to Japanese media reports,On July 22, the chairman of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee Hashimoto Seiko announced the dismissal of the director of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games Kentaro Kobayashi and apologized for this.It is reported that Kentaro Kobayashi was fired because a Jewish group recently condemned him for participating in the production of a video imitating the Jewish Holocaust.
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The Tokyo Olympics has gone through ups and downs and will open one day, but there are still turmoil, and the preparations for the opening and closing ceremonies are also very unsatisfactory.
In March of this year, Hiroshi Sasaki, the planning and performance director of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics, was accused of making insulting remarks to a female artist, so he issued a letter of apology and resigned.
Watanabe Naomi is 33 years old and is a Japanese female comedian, host, actor and singer. Hiroshi Sasaki suggested that she use the English word “pig” (pig) to interpret a character named “Olympig”.
Hiroshi Sasaki served as the director of the 2016 Rio Olympics closing ceremony “Tokyo 8 Minutes”, and also directed the one-year countdown to the opening of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23 last year.
In addition, the Japanese musician Koyamada Keigo recently submitted his resignation to the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee and is no longer responsible for the composition of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics.
He once exposed that he had bullied classmates with disabilities in his school days, which caused dissatisfaction from all walks of life.
Toshiro Muto, chief executive of the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee, said that the music composed by Koyamada has 4 minutes in the opening ceremony music and will not be used again.
Tomorrow night, the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics will be staged at the New National Arena in Japan, but now that the director and composer have been dismissed one after another, people can’t help but worry about the effect of this grand event.