The show director of the Olympics opening ceremony has been dismissed, one day before the event is due to be held.
Footage of Kentaro Kobayashi from the 1990s recently emerged in which he seems to be making jokes about the Holocaust.
Japan’s Olympic chief Seiko Hashimoto called out the video saying it ridiculed “painful facts of history”.
The dismissal is the latest in a string of scandals to hit the Games.
It comes days after a composer quit the team creating the ceremony after it emerged he had bullied classmates with disabilities at school.
Organisers are also dealing with rising Covid case numbers among athletes and officials.
Organisers said 91 people accredited for the Games have now tested positive for the virus.
After the removal of Kobayashi, organisers are now re-assessing how to hold tomorrow’s event.