Mori, speaking late Friday at a party for a politician at a Tokyo hotel, referred to the politician's aide as "way too old to be called a woman."
A panel to pick Mori's replacement, set up by the organizing committee, met on Tuesday.
Yoshiro Mori initially apologized following sexist comments but refused to step away, which was followed by relentless pressure from television pundits, sponsors, and an on-line petition
The move follows his sexist comments about women more than a week ago, and an ensuing and rare public debate in Japan about gender equality.
Mori made derogatory comments about women almost a week ago in a meeting of the Japanese Olympic Committee.
Mori was reported saying women talk too much in an on-line meeting
Tokyo Olympics: These include quarantines for athletes, and few fans at the venues among ideas being floated by the organising committee, the city of Tokyo, and the IOC
In this file image, Punjab Cabinet Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs Charanjit Singh Channi addresses the foundation stone laying ceremony of a memorial for those killed in Jallianwala Bagh massacre, at Anand...PTI Photo
Congress supporters outside Governor's residence after Charanjit Singh Channi, was announced as the next CM of Punjab, in Chandigarh.PTI Photo
Former union minister and sitting MP Babul Supriyo during interaction with media, in the presence of TMC Rajyasabha MP Derek O'Brien (R) and TMC leader Saugata Roy (L) at a city hotel in Kolkata.PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath being garlanded on his visit to Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University in Ayodhya.11
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) team at Mandapam have seized two tonnes of banned sea cucumber.PTI Photo
India is poised to become a global education hub with the government introducing major policy changes
Outlook's annual ranking of India’s top 50 State Private Universities in 2021 will help students make an informed choice.
Jain to Patidar. Was caste a decisive factor in the BJP’s choice for CM during the recent change of guard in Gujarat?
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates
We can do anything with the Cloud. Buy and sell, eat, cook, get our clothes, houses, cars, watch movies, read books, listen to music, talk, write, communicate, ask, create, teach, learn, heal…. Schools must prepare children for this world.