Olympics Opening Ceremony will “proceed as planned” 



Tokyo 2020’s Opening Ceremony is “presently continuing as deliberate,” in line with a press assertion from the Tokyo 2020 Worldwide Communications Staff. 

The assertion says an investigation into the Opening Ceremony has been performed following the dismissal of former present director Kentaro Kobayashi over anti-Semitic feedback he made previously. 

In response to the assertion, a number of creators have contributed to the Ceremony, and “no single a part of the Opening Ceremony was particularly directed solely by KOBAYASHI Kentaro himself.”  

The Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony is scheduled for Friday at eight p.m. native (7 a.m. ET)

Some extra background: Tokyo 2020’s Opening Ceremony present director, Kentaro Kobayashi, was dismissed Thursday following previous feedback that “ridiculed the painful details of historical past,” in line with Tokyo 2020 organizers.

Native media studies stated Kobayashi made anti-Semitic feedback in a 1998 comedy act in regards to the Holocaust.

Kobayashi launched a press release following his dismissal, saying he apologized “to anybody who might have felt disagreeable” by his former remarks.


“Because it was identified, there have been some inappropriate expressions within the scripts from my previous skit,” he stated.

“Certainly, as identified, within the video software program that was launched in 1998 to introduce younger comedians, a skit script I wrote contained a particularly inappropriate expression.”

“I perceive that my silly alternative of phrases on the time was a mistake, and I remorse it,” Kobayashi continues, including that he was grateful he was capable of be concerned within the ceremony.

On Monday, Tokyo Olympics opening and shutting ceremonies music composer, Keigo Oyamada, determined to resign from his place following criticisms for previous interviews that emerged the place he described previous bullying of classmates. 


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