Tokyo board under fire again
TOKYO -- After appointing women and former Olympians to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics board to counter criticism it was dominated by old men, organizers now face a possible new controversy over the appointment of a music producer.
The 34-member board now includes seven women -- including two Olympians -- as well as Yasushi Akimoto, the man behind AKB48, a singing and dancing "idol" act featuring dozens of young women that some find musically inane and sexist.
The group and its spinoffs ...
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