Tokyo Olympics Fires Ceremony Director Over 1998 Holocaust JokeBy
Dismissal comes a day before ceremony, leaving plans in limbo
Prime Minister Suga set to attend event with world leaders
The Tokyo Olympics faced the latest in a series of PR disasters when they were forced to fire the director of the opening ceremony a day before it takes place, after a decades-old video emerged of him joking about the Holocaust.
The scandal is the latest blow in the run-up to the games, which are taking place under unprecedented circumstances, mostly without spectators and against the wishes of much of the Japanese public as virus cases rise in the capital.