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Disability News Japan Episode 71: Composer For The Tokyo 2020 Games Resigns Over Revelation that he Assaulted Disabled People

Keigo Oyamada, who was in charge of composing the music for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games, has informed officials of his intention to resign. According to Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic officials, Keigo Oyamada, who was in charge of composing the music for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics, informed officials of his intention to resign on the 19th. It followed days of controversy over his confessions in magazines published in the 1990s in which he boasted about bullying disabled people in his childhood. Mr. Oyamada had been criticized for saying in interviews with magazines and other media that he bullied his classmates and disabled people when he was a student. The organizing committee said it hoped Oyamada would “continue to make every effort to prepare for the Games until the end,” after he posted an apology on his official website. Oyamada, who was in charge of composing some of the music for the opening ceremony of the Olympics, had apologized for bullying disabled classmates in the past but continued to stir an outcry on social media with growing calls for him to step down. Some reports also say that Oyamada’s four minute long composition that was to be performed at the opening ceremony has been cut. I’ll

From Barrier Free Japan

July 21 2021

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Keigo Oyamada, who was in charge of composing the music for the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games, has informed officials of his intention to resign.

The well-known rock musician admitted last week that interviews published in the January 1994 edition of magazine “Rockin’On Japan” and in the August 1995 edition of magazine “Quick Japan” had quoted him correctly when he spoke about bullying childhood classmates with disabilities “without any regrets.”

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