Tokyo Olympics Official Fired Over Holocaust Joke

TOKYO—Bullying the handicapped, suggesting a plus-size woman dress in a pig’s costume and making jokes about the Holocaust. Those are the headlines connected to this year’s Olympic opening ceremony, normally an uplifting pageant of nations. A day before the Tokyo Summer Games

Olympic opening ceremony director fired for Holocaust joke

The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee fired the director of the opening ceremony on Thursday because of a Holocaust joke he made during a comedy show in 1998. Organizing committee president Seiko Hashimoto said a day ahead of the opening ceremony that director

Humanoid Robot Keeps Getting Fired From His Jobs

TOKYO—Having a robot read scripture to mourners seemed like a cost-effective idea to the people at Nissei Eco Co., a plastics manufacturer with a sideline in the funeral business. The company hired child-sized robot Pepper, clothed it in the vestments of Buddhist

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