Mixed reactions as Tokyo 2020 Olympics fires the director of the opening ceremony • FRANCE 24
FRANCE24, 23 Jul 2021
The show director for the Tokyo #Olympics opening #ceremony has been fired on the eve of the event over a decades-old skit referencing the #Holocaust, in the latest blow for organisers of the pandemic-delayed Games.
Kentaro Kobayashi's comments in a video of a comedy sketch from 1998 emerged online overnight and sparked shock from some in Japan.
Subscribe to France 24 now:
FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7
Visit our website:
Subscribe to our YouTube channel:
Like us on Facebook:
Follow us on Twitter: