controversy

Tokyo Olympics losing volunteers even after president’s resignation for sexist remarks

Games are scheduled to start in less than five months.

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Tokyo Olympics organizing committee president resigns over sexist remarks

Yoshiro Mori apologizes, insists “I have supported all women.”

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Tokyo Olympic chief may resign over misogynistic remarks, promises statement

Over 500 volunteers have quit following Yoshiro Mori’s controversial remarks about how much women talk.

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Female politicians stage “white action” protest against Tokyo Olympic head’s misogynist remarks

Group takes inspiration from similar protest in the U.S.

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Head of Tokyo Olympics doesn’t want women in leadership roles because he thinks they talk too much

”Women, they have a very competitive nature.”

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YouTube video about home-grown, home-cooked, traditional Chinese food causes major controversy

One dish created in the video has some people angry that it was included when it’s not Chinese food.

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7-Eleven under fire in Japan for mysterious holes in their onigiri rice balls

Customers wonder if the chain is now selling “air” as a new rice ball filling.

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Deceptive strawberry milk package angers 7-Eleven customers following banana scandal

Here comes another shady fruity drink.

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“The hell with sound judgement” says Red Bull in ad, but Japanese people don’t seem to agree

Energy drink maker gets edgy in Coming of Age Day message, but some people think they need to grow up.

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7-Eleven Japan’s banana milk sparks controversy over deceptive packaging

Customers feel duped by “camouflage packaging”.

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Monster Hunter movie line to be removed globally following backlash in China

Actors clarify there was no intent to evoke offensive rhyme.

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McDonald’s fries in Japan suddenly start tasting like cosmetics

Customers complain about a strange flavour and aroma in their medium-sized French fries.

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Monster Hunter movie gets pulled from Chinese theaters in less than a day over “knees” pun

Critics say 10-second scene is racially insensitive.

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7-Eleven Japan’s “Paper Tiger” sandwich sparks online controversy over deceptive packaging

Attempted explanation gets called “lame excuse.”

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Anger sparks as Tokyo politician claims “legally protecting lesbians and gays will ruin district”

But like how?

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Japanese supermarket’s funeral ad sparks controversy, debate over “blasphemy”

Is Aeon’s award-winning design an economical comfort or a blasphemy against your ancestors?

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Tokyo plan to give 100,000 yen to residents who get infected with coronavirus sparks backlash

“So is this the start of the Coronavirus Challenge Lottery?” asks opponent of Shinjuku program.

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Anime is not real life: American TikTok user points out absurdity of buxom chef’s uniform

Scene from Food Wars! looks like something you’d see on an R-rated Masterchef

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Kumamoto teacher suspended for slapping student on the head and kicking him for 35 minutes

But critics say that’s not a good enough punishment.

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Love Live! fans clash with feminists again over controversial poster, this time advertising tea

Sexy schoolgirl or stylized kimono-clad character? Which is better for advertising agricultural products?

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