Oyamada Keigo (Cornelius) has announced that he will be resigning from his role as composer of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony.
It was just announced on July 14th that Oyamada would be in charge of composing the music for the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony. Soon after, interviews he conducted in 1994 and 1995 confessing that he had bullied and abused his classmates and students from nearby schools with disabilities resurfaced on social media creating a stir. On the 16th, Oyamada released a statement of apology via his official Twitter account.
However, as criticism continued to grow both within Japan and overseas, Oyamada wrote on Twitter, "When I accepted the request, I realize that I was lacking consideration for various people." He then announced, "I have made arrangements with relevant parties, and have submitted my resignation to the organizing committee."