Seiko Hashimoto named Tokyo 2020 chief after sexism row

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Japan's former Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto became Tokyo 2020's new president on Thursday.
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Seiko Hashimoto named Tokyo 2020 chief after sexism row
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This picture taken on September 17, 2020, shows Japan's minister for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Seiko Hashimoto delivering a speech during a press conference at the Prime Minister's office in Tokyo.

Japan's former Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto became Tokyo 2020's new president on Thursday, capping an embarrassing sexism row with just over five months until the virus-postponed Games.

"I will spare no effort for the success of the Tokyo Games," said Hashimoto after being appointed.

She stepped down as one of just two women in Japan's Cabinet earlier on Thursday to take the key post.

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