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奥运新闻

QUOTES-Olympics-Reaction to reports Tokyo 2020 chief Mori to resign

(Quotes from witnesses, victims and officials on the reports about Mori)

TOKYO, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Yoshiro Mori, the head of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, is set to step down, media reported on Thursday, after setting off a social media firestorm with sexist comments about how women talk too much.

The following are reactions from Japan and the world of sports.

MIZUHO FUKUSHIMA, HEAD OF THE OPPOSITION SOCIAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY

“News is that Mori is going to resign. This is the result of many, many women raising their voices. Of course this doesn’t resolve the problem. We need to create a society of gender equality in all places. Let’s get to work!”

Reporting by Elaine Lies; editing by Jane Wardell

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