Tokyo Olympics composer is forced to resignNews
The composer of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games has decided to resign after allegations came to light that he bullied disabled children while he was a schoolboy.
Keigo Oyamada, 52, said on Twitter that he had ‘lacked consideration to various people’ and offered resignation to the organizing committee.’ The committee at first asked him to stay, then backed off.
It appears that in the January 1994 edition of magazine Rockin’On Japan Oyamada boasted about bullying classmates. In the August 1995 edition of Quick Japan had he spoke about bullying classmates with disabilities ‘without any regrets.’ Oyamada confirmed the accuracy of these quotes and expressed his regret for his remarks.