Tokyo 2020: Olympics opening ceremony director sacked over historical Holocaust jokes

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The director of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony has been sacked after historical footage emerged of Kentaro Kobayashi making jokes about the Holocaust in the latest scandal to hit the Games.

A clip was widely shared on Japanese social media on Wednesday showing Kobayashi in a TV skit from the 1990s, and there were strong calls for his dismissal.

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