Yoshiro Mori, the head of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Organising Committee, has resigned for making ‘inappropriate’ comments about women.
His comments about women talking too much was made at a board meeting earlier this month.
The International Olympic Committee have called his remarks “absolutely inappropriate” and he’s since apologised.
News outlets in Japan say the mayor of the Olympic village – Saburo Kawabuchi – will replace him.
The Games are due to go ahead this summer, after a one-year delay due to the pandemic.
On Tuesday, a group of female lawmakers wore white in a protest against his remarks and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said she would not attend a meeting of high-level Olympic officials in protest.
According to local media, almost 400 people have also withdrawn applications to volunteer at the Olympic games.