Japan PM Suga says taking seriously scandals hitting Olympic organising team

FILE PHOTO: Japan's PM Suga's news conference on a new coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Thursday that he was "taking very seriously" the recent scandals involving the Olympic organising committee, adding that the opening ceremony should be held as planned on Friday.

On the eve of the Tokyo Games, organisers fired the director of the opening ceremony over a joke he made about the Holocaust.

(Reporting by Ju-min Park and Antoni Slodkowski; Editing by Peter Graff)