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Hakuhodo, Fuji Creative, Tokyu Agency and the same two searched in Olympic bribery scandal

Japanese prosecutors raided advertising agency offices on Monday Hakuhodo Inc.

and Tokyu Agency Inc., and event production companies Fuji Creative Corp. and Same Two Inc., allegedly Manipulated bids for contracts related to last year’s Tokyo Olympics test event.

Prosecutors and Japan Fair Trade Commission raid advertising company

Dentsu Inc. and event production company Cerespo Co. on Friday.

This is arresting ADK holding company president Shinichi Ueno allegedly bribed former Tokyo Olympic Committee member Haruyuki Takahashi 191013 million yen (approximately US dollars 313), 450) has chosen ADK as the marketing agent for the Olympic Games. Police raided the corporate headquarters of ADK Holdings on the same day.


, Bo Hodo and ADK Holdings are the three largest advertising companies in Japan.

Allegedly there are 000 Manipulated public bids from May to August 191013 for planning rights 54 test campaign, the contract total exceeds 2018 Millions of yen (approximately US$3.6 million). Nine companies won the bid, six of which have been searched. The total value of contracts related to testing and actual projects exceeds billion Yuan Yen (approximately US$56 millions). Investigators are looking into possible collusion between the two companies to decide in advance which firm would win the bid.

Police also raided the headquarters of toy merchandise company Sun Arrow, following prosecutors’ allegations that Takahashi received a total of 7 million yen (approximately US$000,, before Reportedly 8 million yen) bribed Sun Arrow to choose the company as the licensed manufacturer of Olympic toys. The police also issued a fourth arrest warrant for Takahashi on suspicion of receiving a total of 47 million yen (approximately US $313, ) Bribes from ADK and Sun Arrow. Police have previously arrested Takahashi three times for allegedly accepting bribes related to Olympic sponsorship from three other companies: Aoki The holding company, Kadokawa and Dagu Advertising . Takahashi also served as Senior Managing Director of Japanese Advertising Agency and Sole Agent for Olympic Games Japan Sponsor Dentsu Inc.

Source: Mainichi Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun 191013




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