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Ex-Tokyo Olympics chief Mori displeased at backlash over sexist remarks

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Regarding the remark and criticism that ensued, Mori said, "I have no idea what was wrong about it. I suppose there were people who wanted me to be crushed."

He has no idea? Really? Well sir, let me enlighten you: your remarks were sexist and misogynistic, not to mention stereotypical. There are men who talk a lot in meetings too and yet, you failed to mention that. I wonder why?

This is why Japan comes in so low on rankings to do with equality, human rights, women's rights etc. - because the country is run by ignorant, sexist, misogynistic idiots like this who are still stuck on the belief that women belong at home, behind the stove, permanently pregnant. Someone put this dinosaur back where he clearly wants to belong - in the Stone Age.

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Mori, buddy you sound like a guy who talks too much.

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"I simply said that women talk a lot. I get scolded for telling the truth," Mori said at a Tokyo party with lawmakers of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, referring to his comments that included his view about women's tendency to "talk too much."

Mori in his dotage, or his estate, should be held personally financially responsible for the ongoing costs of the pandemic Olympics.

He has nothing else to contribute.

20 ( +26 / -6 )

Ah ok how about explaining where 1million dollars went, after your non profit company received it then shut down the next day. Still waiting on clarification of the explanation, maybe you should get a woman to explain that.

25 ( +29 / -4 )

Foot in mouth disease,when all these old cronies are gone,Japan will easy picking

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"I simply said that women talk a lot. I get scolded for telling the truth," Mori said at a Tokyo party with lawmakers of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, referring to his comments that included his view about women's tendency to "talk too much."

oh the irony

6 ( +17 / -11 )

Ten years ago, Mori would have got away with what he said. But things have changed and the former PM didn’t notice it. By the way, Mori said Japan is a “country of gods” as in the sense that India is a country of many Hindu gods.

-3 ( +7 / -10 )

Some people just don’t get it

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Why is the press giving this talk too much moron a platform?

11 ( +16 / -5 )

Good thing soon he will get his mouth shut forever! However, he has clone, that s Japan is so low in equality between gender.

2 ( +10 / -8 )

This shows how insincere were his apologies,but this is how it works in Japan which is all “tatemae”

All these dinosaurs and a lot of middle age Japanese men keep this archaic belief of the man’s superiority.

And Mori could release his inner true only in front of his LDP sexist friends.

And then some people wonder why Japan still is so low in the gender gap ranking in 2022.

5 ( +13 / -8 )

Leopards never change their spots.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Mori: "Who are you;"

Clinton: "Well, I'm Hillary Clinton's husband",

Mori: "Me too".

3 ( +13 / -10 )

Keep talking mori that hole is just getting bigger you muppet!

I also liked  "The world is going crazy because politicians don't tell the real story." Really??? when have politicians ever told the real story???

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There is no correlation. Some people talk a lot some don’t. The ones who don’t aren’t usually politicians.

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"I simply said that women talk a lot. I get scolded for telling the truth," Mori said.

The former prime minister also said, "The world is going crazy because politicians don't tell the real story."

Someone tell him its not 1950 anymore and wheel out this dinosaur already.

10 ( +14 / -4 )

The former prime minister also said, "The world is going crazy because politicians don't tell the real story."

Mori-san keeping it politically real:

"The LDP is a one-party oligarchy. Made up of incompetents blessed with familial and political connections.

We add nothing to the social welfare, we are essentially parasites existing on the labour of the hard-working Japanese people and provide a conduit of resources between them and our corporate masters. "

Come on Mori. Your opinions on women are old hat.

Tell us the real political story.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

He used to be know by the natives as having the brain of a flea and the heart of a shark, nothings changed.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

Ah the Japanese national past-time, back tracking on apologies.

Just go enjoy your retirement old man. You're obviously ridiculously out of touch.

6 ( +12 / -6 )

He has said worse things in the past yet was chosen as Japan's Olympic Chief. I am not a supporter of the cancel culture movement but when he came out against against Japanese/American figure skaters Chris and Cathy Reed, it hit close to him. Even after all of his stupidity, he was allowed to keep his position. He is a disgusting human being.

8 ( +11 / -3 )

Mori is obviously wrong because of his antiquated way of thinking but there is also something to be said about the LDP that keep inviting him to parties fully knowing he is unrepentant.

3 ( +8 / -5 )

This guy has had absolutely everything in life handed to him. He's never known a hard days work or struggle of any kind. 80 year old spoiled brat.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

My wife certainly does talk a lot.

2 ( +9 / -7 )

So he wasn't 'deeply regret'-ful after all. Good enough reason to remove him from all his involvement in sports then.

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""I simply said that women talk a lot. I get scolded for telling the truth,"

Well, I hope he doesn't mind the backlash in the wake of his defense against the backlash of his original comments, because they prove he's still a sexist pig and the "retraction" means nothing at all. Mori is a disgrace, and always has been.

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"I simply said that women talk a lot. I get scolded for telling the truth," Mori said

And silly Jijis talk a lot more, Mori-san.......

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@Aly Rustom

I love that exchange between Clinton and Mori.

I wasn’t aware of the “me too” at the end.

That makes it even funnier.

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Women may or may not talk more than men on average but they are certainly not the drivers of long meetings in Japan. Anyone who has worked here for any length of time will tell you that the amount of endless, pointless, directionless meetings is off the charts. This is undoubtedly driven by men, and the closer they are to Mori's age the more they "contribute" to this.

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Why is the rest of the world starting to take pages out of the playbook of American Left?

We don't need to end somebody's career just because they misspoke.

Wokeness can take a hike.

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Mori is an old dinosaur. The fact that he doesn't understand why his comments are wrong goes to show just how far out of touch he is.

The world has moved on and doesn't want or need people like Mori.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

In these perilous days of deception, truth is cancelled out. When one speaks the truth, that person is cancelled out, slandered, and defamed. One can even get sued for using the wrong pronoun!

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

Matter cannot be created not destroyed. Plants need carbon. These carbon given the right temperature and pressure can even turn into diamonds. What is the fuss about carbon? Ah.. like the pandemic, global entities acquire power and control through crisis like wars, hyperinflation, climate change, etc.

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In what way has he been canceled out??? He said what he believed, other people said "you're wrong and you're a silly old fool" and now he has reiterated his opinion - and his remarks have been reported in the national press. Nobody has been canceled, you snowflake!

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This is in accordance to the directives from the globalists elites, the Davos guys. This policy of green energy will radically change our way of life. “You will own nothing and be happy.” They are slowly encroaching into our lives and want to control our behavior even the kind of food we eat, etc.

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If HE could keep HIS mouth shut, (regardless of whether he's RIGHT or not) he would still have a job..is THAT clear enough for you?

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Mori...Who? The same former PM who continued playing golf during a major earthquake which displaced many who had no food or shelter, yet he kept playing. Same PM who over ran the budget....ineffective then and now. Agree keep your mouth on silent mode.

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I simply said that women talk a lot. 

In my experience in Japan, the ones that say things like this, that complain about people that talk too much or yell "urusai" to others are generally the loudest people. Or the ones that can't ever shut up.

What goes on in these people's minds?

What color is the sky in their world?

5 ( +9 / -4 )

More Whining and dining from "sori not sorry"

Don't be such a victim and pick up a new Spin machine team, this one is garbage.

Only getting your PR spin every 3 months now.

Btw, how many years does gramps have left?

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"I simply said that women talk a lot. I get scolded for telling the truth,"

This is a lie. He said a lot more than "women talk a lot" and that's why major sponsors started pressurizing the IOC to get him sacked. It was international pressure that did him in, not the concerns of Japanese women who have no power in this country.

This is a very powerful man being allowed to rewrite history here. The article should state what Mori actually said at the time, and not simply his highly diluted version of it one year later. Giving only his side of the story encourages people to side with him. Mori's comments embarrassed Japan internationally, which was not the intention of hosting the Olympics.

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@kohakuebisu

Spot on. Didn't he say that "women speak too much" in connection with them having senior position, implying they shouldn't? The first part was bad enough, but a person with his power with this type of thinking is outright harmful.

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"I have no idea what was wrong about it.

And that is precisely the problem

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Ex-Tokyo Olympics chief Mori displeased at backlash over sexist remarks

Rest of Japan (apart from Mori,s oyaji buddies) are displeased every time he opens his mouth.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Just disappear already. Mori is one of the reasons why Japan hasn't moved on from archaic ideologies and traditions.

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Yes, there was a context to his remarks, but that all got forgotten in the backlash.

There was a meeting that by tradition allowed silent observers on a balcony but one woman visitor chose to ignore the pre-agreed rules and speak out.

He takes flak at home from his wife and daughters, but seems to sleepwalk into these situations. A seriously convenient target, standing for all that people dislike about the ruling party.

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Why aren’t these old men content to just live off their pensions?

Who gives a fig leaf what they think or don’t think?

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Goodness gracious they just cant get away from the squeaky wheel -broken record about Mori's sexist comments last year.

What possible use could dredging up that nonsense do anyway ?

He's talking too much about them talking too much !

What a hypocrite buffoon.

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Japanese women were not that upset by Mori's remarks. He's just an elderly grandfather saying silly things.

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Mori-san is 85 and instead of making gaffe after a gaffe he should just retire and enjoy the rest of his life, get a hobby, travel around the world and spend more time with his family. I also believe that his financial situation is more than good enough to afford that.

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Why are those dinosaurs still allowed to be in Politics is beyond my comprehension. The 65 retirement age is not there just as a guide. Should really be enforced, starting with those political fossils.

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Mori-san is 85 and instead of making gaffe after a gaffe he should just retire and enjoy the rest of his life, get a hobby, travel around the world and spend more time with his family. I also believe that his financial situation is more than good enough to afford that.

The problem is that he doesn't have such wealth to do so. If he actually does, then he would not have been so greedy to continue being a bureaucrat.

If a real rich person of a political background has reached his/her retirement point, he or she will do it immediately except for circumstances that which political factions force he/she to renege on his/her retirement.

After the collapse of the bubble economy, many rich people of Japan became extremely miserable but they hide their misery from the public. State bureaucrats got hit the hardest, so they currently fly below the radar. Smarter bureaucrats run to Vietnam and other ASEAN states for Amakudari positions that are granted by local political elites in those foreign states, who have been friends with the Japanese bureaucrats since the 20th century.

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I see Mori "Poor for a Super Rich guy- Im Sorry, No IM Not sori" got you riding the ol Comeback PR train first thing in the morning! 40 year ago bubble economy stats, flying low, foreign elites.. anyone and everyone's a problem but the problem himself. Yes, your bossman.. Mr Truth hurts right? Im Sor- not Sorry.

Septim DynastyToday 07:50 am JST

The problem is that he doesn't have such wealth to do so. If he actually does, then he would not have been so greedy to continue being a bureaucrat.

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