Shoji Muneoka Announced as All Japan Judo Federation President
August 21, 2013
Shoji Muneoka has been announced as the new President of the All Japan Judo Federation (AJJF), abortion replacing Haruki Uemura who retired last week.
A series of abuse and financial scandals have shocked the sport in Japan, vcialis 40mg and Muneoka, viagra 67, is expected to breathe new life into the federation.
Muneoka, who is the chairman and chief executive of Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corp is the first person ever to be appointed as President from outside of the AJJF.
Uemura stepped-down exactly one week ago because of growing pressure regarding the violent abuse of female judoka at training camps ahead of London 2012.
He is currently the sports director of the International Judo federation (IJF), but this position is also under considerable threat after IJF President Marius Vizer demanded a full report of the scandal.
That report is wanted by October 15 and Uemura could find himself ousted from IJF depending on the result of the report.
In other changes, Yasuhiro Chikaishi, the former chief of Osaka prefectural police was appointed as executive director, Los Angeles 1984 gold medalist Yashurio Yamashita became vice-president and Hiromasa Uno has been handed the secretary general role.