Yoshiro Mori, former president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee Photo: Kim Kyung-hoon/Pool via AP
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Mori makes another offensive remark toward women

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Mori, 83, directed the comment toward a staff member of Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Takeo Kawamura.

As a member of the Nikai group, Kawamura is also an unpopular politician. He will lose the next election. Mori's gaffe contributes further to pulling down his legs.

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Mori is offensive full stop.

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The man needs a very deep sleep, to reflect on a lifetime of.....nothing really.

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Mr. Mori, do all of us a favor:

Keep Your Mouth Shut!!!!

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Mori, at 83 years old himself...

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Idiot.

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The guy is 83. Most of these old people are very stubborn and can't changes their ways. If you suddenly expect him to change his view concerning women or speak differently, then you might as well hope for flying pigs. I know of plenty of old people who can be very difficult sometimes and normally you should just considered what come out of their mouth as air and not take it seriously.

This old man is clearly a example of a person who keep shooting himself in the foot but he can't help it. I think he meant it as a joke which it's not appropriate in modern time standard but he himself doesn't know he is wrong for saying it.

I work in a office and sometimes during guys conversation, there are occasionally cruel jokes like these just for a little laugh that would be not appreciated if the females heard about it. But this old man really need to shut up when he is in front of a camera.

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Dude really must love the taste of his own feet!

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@Hiro

well said!

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I guess that would mean Mori is too old to be called a man?

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Mori directed this towards a political opponent, has already be removed from any position that could further his legacy, and the olympics are going down bad. Seeing he had nothing to lose, he gave his opinion. Was it a valid or useful one? Meh, it got armchairs talking about him again.

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Pot calling the kettle black..

The man is a fossil!!

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"Too old"..... There's a hint in there somewhere Mr Mori.

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We know that the human brain has lost a lot of plasticity by then. It's just reckless to have a guy like that holding any position other than batton-waver in a carpark...

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He still holds sway at Nagatcho, that's why just replacing him with Hashimoto proved to be only a show. He doesn't care and those around him won't call him out. His type of thinking is deeply embedded and no matter how many female faces you put up, the power brokers are still the same ol' geezers. Japan still has a long way to go.

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83, please go retire on a beach somewhere

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Keep on stepping down, down, down... No amore lost for Mori.

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He likes hearing the sound of his own voice, and he feels secure in the knowledge that some people from his power base will come up to him afterwards and tell him that they fully agree, and to ignore any noisy criticism from round about.

Of course when he gets home he will be in for another severe tongue lashing from his wife and daughter.

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There are a number of things this preposterous pantaloon is not too old to call.

Remember a few weeks ago, when he was "too important to fire"? When the Olympics would collapse without his wisdom?

Well he took his payoff, the grift goes on, and he still doesn't have the nous to keep his hoary, sake-staind gob shut.

And we are supposed to keep paying him for input like this?

Can this parasite. What a loathsome old tool he is. Every time he opens his draw he makes Japan look worse. Why are we paying him?

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danToday 08:15 am JST

> The man is a fossil!!

Hope your grand parents live to a nice old age so you can tell them to their face they are fossils too.

Old people are still people !

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I love reading about this guy Mori. He makes me laugh. What comes out of his mouth is absurdly offensive - a bit like Trump. He'll be gone soon too I guess.

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If a person is too old to be called " a woman" what can we call waspish old Mori then at 83? Whatever, "woke" is one word that would never come to mind.

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First time round, he did not say 'women talk too much he said, when one woman puts up her hand to talk others follow, it's their competitiveness (so meetings go on longer), jeez I've heard that said about men many many times. When you don't like someone, they can't do/say anything right and this is Mori's predicament

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Lamilly is right in that what Mori said was much more offensive than the "women talk too much" anodyne reported version. He basically said women were all attention seekers who had to speak up but had nothing to contribute. Any woman in a meeting with Mori is an elite and highly successful woman. This includes Koike and Hashimoto.

Anyway, this latest remark just confirms what he is like and denies the "just an old man with harmless opinions" version his (LDP) supporters tried to trot out.

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"There's an old lady in Mr Kawamura's room. She's too old to call a woman," Mori, a former prime minister, said at a Tokyo party hosted by Kawamura.

Yoshiro Mori, former president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee, is a embarrassment to the LDP, Mori unfortunately is far from lonesome as a systematic chronic gaffe-o-holic.  

It is the people that vote this foolish men/women into Government must do some sole searching.

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Keep 'em coming, Mori

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Soul, the other the base of one shoe.....

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There should be more news about this guy.

Those "articles" about him are always entertaining to say the least.

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I know of plenty of old people who can be very difficult sometimes and normally you should just considered what come out of their mouth as air and not take it seriously.

I disagree. You’re saying to ignore it when speaking up against it is what’s needed and what led to Mori’s replacement.

Not taking it seriously, as you suggested, is what angers people.

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Such people should be kept on a leash,. They may fall down stairs.

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And he's too old to call you human.

Anyone who wanted the Olympics to be cancelled would have almost wanted him to stay. Kiss of death, that old thing is.

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And he's too old to call you human.

Typo: And he's too old to be called human.

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A chauvinist is always a chauvinist, don't expect him to change overnight.

Let the rising wave of feminism (if it is already happening) in Japan deal with him accordingly..

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Who really cares?

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Glad this is all coming out.

For some unfathomable reason many foreign people believe that Japan is the land of the future when in actual fact it is the opposite.

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They should just give this guy a couple of maru one cup sake, a live mic, and a live video feed across the country, and let him rip.

It should make for one glorious final blaze of glory before he's gone. Call it, The Mori Roast on Japan.

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At his age, what do you expect ???

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"There's an old lady in Mr Kawamura's room. She's too old to call a woman," Mori, a former prime minister, said at a Tokyo party hosted by Kawamura.

I find this sad to demonize dementia which he clearly shows symptoms of. My grandmother made very unusual outbursts with Parkinson's and it is certainly not something representative of her and we should understand that he probably has such type of disease and not mock him or make an article out of it.

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Just an old FART too old to a man.

Real men never look down on women.

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Real men never look down on women.

... for being women.

There can be other reasons to look down on them.

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I'm actually beginning to like the Morisaurus.

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