Japan Olympic Minister Hashimoto: no comment on reports she is favoured to be next 2020 president

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Olympics Minister Hashimoto attends a news conference at PM Abe's official residence in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Olympic Minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Wednesday the process to select a new Tokyo 2020 president is under way and she had no comment to make on reports she is the favoured candidate to replace Yoshiro Mori.

"The selection committee has been set up and procedures are under way. I have nothing to say beyond that," she told reporters.

(Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Alex Richardson)