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Tokyo board under fire again

Updated: March 19, 2014, 9:16 AM ET
Associated Press

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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