first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES A panel of the Japanese Olympic Committee met Friday to consider candidates to replace president Yushiro Yagi when his term of office expires later this month. While details of the meeting were not made public, the JOC committee was reportedly divided on recommending Yagi for another term, despite his being over the JOC age limit of 70, or Japan Football Association chief Shunichiro Okano. The eight-member committee, hoping to make a recommendation to the JOC Council on March 21, sent letters to Yagi and Okano asking them to reconfirm their intentions to accept the office if recommended. The JOC Council will make its formal announcement of president on March 22.last_img