scandal

Gold-medal-biting Japanese mayor scribbles letter of apology to staff

It’s the lack of thought that counts.

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Team behind Paralympic opening ceremony kept secret for fear of past scandals coming to light

Once bitten, twice shy.

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Japanese mayor who bit softball athlete’s gold medal to forfeit three months’ pay

Nagoya politician also attends harassment awareness workshop, says comments he made about dating and marriage to medalist were inappropriate.

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Mayor of Nagoya in hot water for biting local athlete’s gold medal

Maybe he was just teething.

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Gold medal bitten by Nagoya mayor is eligible for a replacement

The athlete in question doesn’t seem eager to trade away her trophy that’s been in someone else’s mouth, however.

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Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee to review opening ceremony…that’s scheduled for tomorrow night

This doesn’t bode well.

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Cornelius resigns from Olympics, suddenly pulled from Sony webpage and NHK shows too

It must have been something he said.

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Naomi Watanabe responds to “Olympig” remark from Tokyo Olympics ceremony chief

Derogatory comment gets a boss response.

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Tokyo Olympics ceremony chief quits after suggesting Naomi Watanabe dress as an “Olympig”

Another day, another scandal for the Tokyo Olympics.

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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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Japanese comedian apologizes for his many “multipurpose toilet affairs”

That was not one of the multiple purposes of those toilets.

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Ikeda City mayor pledges to pay about six bucks in restitution for installing sauna in his office

It’s not about the principle. It’s the money.

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Disappearing anime studio resurfaces, still owes 8 million yen to unpaid workers

And sadly, there’s a chance they may never get paid.

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Even anime industry insiders say they’re unable to contact execs from vanished anime studio

Production committee for Fragtime, studio’s most recent anime that’s playing in theaters right now, say their repeated attempts to communicate have yielded no response.

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An entire Tokyo anime company has apparently disappeared, leaving artists unpaid for their work

Tear-jerking reports from multiple artists as studio, which produced a theatrical anime this year, erases its online presence.

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Disney stops selling, producing Frozen Blu-rays in Japan as drug arrest fallout continues

Voice actor’s white powder activities put his snowman Olaf performance on ice.

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Idol singer mega-group AKB48 cancels annual General Election following string of scandals

Event will be skipped for the first time in 10 years, leaving fans to find some other way to throw money at their favorite idol units.

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Sega suspends sales of yakuza video game after actor/musician is arrested on cocaine charges

It’s one thing to play a crime boss in a game, but when the real life actor starts breaking the law, Sega is ready to pull the plug.

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Japanese middle school teacher kisses her student at Tokyo Disneyland during date, gets fired

A real-world ending follows their Magic Kingdom kiss.

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