One day prior to the Olympic inauguration in Tokyo, the director of the show has been sacked. Kentaro Kobyashi was fired based on statements made years ago about the holocaust.
It has been claimed that Kobyashi referred to the holocaust as the “Jewish massacre game” according to media source The Daily Beast.
Earlier this week a video from a Japanese tv-show from 1998 started to circulate in social media where the well-known comedian made some distasteful jokes about the holocaust.
Olympic minister of Japan, Seiko Hashimioto said in a press conference that she regrets mot firing him earlier.