As no suicide note was left behind, the investigation is believed to be both accidental and suicidal. The deceased was the JOC accounting manager, 52. Yasuhiro Yamashita, 64, the JOC president, said, “It is not true, it is written in a distorted way,” but it is hard to believe that it was just an accidental death. There are no real names in Japan at the moment, but Newsweek does. Will this too be swept under the rug?
We found this article from Newsweek.
Japanese Olympic Official Dies After Jumping in Front of Train Ahead of GamesJapanese Olympic Official Dies After Jumping in Front of Train Ahead of Games (newsweek.com)
A senior Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) official died after jumping in front of a train just over a month before the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Police is investigating the death of Yasushi Moriya, which it’s treating as an apparent suicide, according to private Japanese broadcaster Nippon Television.
The incident took place at about 9:30 a.m. local time on Monday morning (8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday) at Nakanobu Station on the Toei Asakusa Line in Tokyo’s Shinagawa Ward, the broadcaster reported, citing police sources.
Moriya’s death comes just over a month before Tokyo is scheduled to hold the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on July 23, exactly a year on from when the Games were scheduled to begin.
The 52-year-old, who was the director of the JOC’s accounting department, is alleged to have stepped off the platform in front of the train and was identified from his ID card. Emergency services took him to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead a few hours later.
What is the truth?
It’s hard to believe that a human life is being put to rest so easily.
If only a suicide note could be found.