Oyamada, who was in charge of composing some of the music for the opening ceremony of the Olympics, 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.
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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Originally published as Composer For The Tokyo 2020 Games Opening Ceremony Who Assaulted Disabled People Resigns at Disability News Japan
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