Gaffe-prone Mori, 83, has come under increasing pressure after he said last week women have difficulty speaking concisely, and that Olympic committee meetings were taking too long because competitive women in attendance spoke too much.
The village was to be home to 11,000 Olympic athletes and 4,400 Paralympic athletes. It is largely complete and empty with the Olympic opening postponed by the novel coronavirus outbreak until July 23, 2021.
Tokyo Governor's plea for the tens of millions of people in the capital and surrounding regions to avoid non-essential, non-urgent outings until April 12, and particularly this weekend, followed a surge in coronavirus infections this week.
The IOC released a proposal a week ago to move the marathons and race walking events to Sapporo.
The victory boosts Abe's chances of winning another three-year term next September as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party.
If Abe secures a third term in the election, he will become Japan's longest-serving premier.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's conservatives are expected to cruise to a comfortable majority after a campaign dominated by North Korea and the economy.
This time 18 and 19-year-olds are eligible to vote in Japan's critical elections to be held on Sunday. Polls show Prime Minister Shinzo Abe might return to power with a comfortable majority.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has to shake off cronyism scandals to win the election. But a new upstart party might prove a challenge.
Abe is seeking to establish support to use strong diplomacy on North Korea. But Tokyo's popular governor has a new party contesting in the October 22 election.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is poised to take advantage of a weak political opposition. However, polls suggest there is an opening for a new party formed by Tokyo Mayor Yuriko Koike.
Yuriko Koike, 64, becomes the first woman to be elected as Tokyo's governor after the former governor was forced to resign over allegations of using public funds for personal benefits.
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