A high-ranking member of the Japan Olympic Committee (JOC) has reportedly taken his own life six weeks out from the start of the Games.
The Tokyo Games are set to begin—a year late—on July 23, but the Japanese public has repeatedly voiced its strong opposition to the event taking place while the country is suffering from a surge in coronavirus cases, while a string of scandals has hit the organizers.
The official has been identified in Japanese media as 52-year-old Yasushi Moriya, who is reported to have been hit by a subway train early on Monday morning. Nippon TV, citing unnamed sources from Tokyo’s metropolitan police, said the man worked in JOC’s accounting department. Investigators are reportedly treating his death as a suicide.
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