Japan Olympics minister Hashimoto: Mori's resignation would be matter for organizing committee board

Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - The 2020 Tokyo Olympics board would have to decide on any resignation by President Yoshiro Mori, Olympics minister Seiko Hashimoto said on Thursday.

Mori stirred up a firestorm with remarks that women talked too long - comments he retracted at a hastily-called news conference earlier in the day, but then said he was not thinking of resigning and doubled down on the reasons for his comments.

(Reporting by Elaine Lies; Editing by Toby Chopra)