In the incident on Wednesday, Takashi Kawamura pulled down his mask and put Goto’s gold medal between his teeth as he stood in front of a backdrop used for press briefing that urges people to wash their hands and socially distance to prevent COVID-19 infections.
Trending posts on Twitter said Kawamura had turned Goto’s gold medal into a germ medal, which in Japanese is pronounced the same. (Reuters)
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga apologised on Friday for accidentally skipping parts of a speech in Hiroshima to mark the anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city 76 years ago.
Media reports said he had skipped over a page, and that the mistake was noticed as public broadcaster NHK stopped displaying subtitles during his speech at the anniversary ceremony. (Reuters)
Why Japanese people!?（厚切りジェイスン風）