January 12, 2014
Former Japanese Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori initially rejected the offer to head the 2020 Summer Olympics organizing committee.
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Mori served as prime minister for one year from April 2000. His term in office was marked by several gaffes. Those included continuing a round of golf after receiving news that the submarine USS Greeneville had accidentally hit and sunk a Japanese fishing ship off the coast of Hawaii during an emergency surface drill in February 2001, resulting in the death of nine students and teachers.

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