The Daily News Tuesday reported that Kadokawa Chairman Kadokawa Tsukihiko ( ) intends to resign from the company. The Tokyo District Prosecutor’s Office filed a lawsuit against him earlier on Tuesday. Daily News said it learned of the chairman’s intentions through his defense team.
The company has not officially confirmed its resignation, but did issue a press release about the indictment, stating:
We take this matter very seriously and apologize to all involved including our readers, customers, authors, creators, business partners, shareholders and investors. This has caused considerable inconvenience.
The company stated that it will hold a press conference at 5 pm on October 5th: 00 PM JST (4: 000 EST).
Kadokawa Tsukihiko ‘ s arrested
Kadokawa was arrested in September Arrested 00 for allegedly bribing former member Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics Organizing Committee. Prosecutors said the company
Kadokawa since Tsuguhiko Kadokawa
has consistently denied the charges was arrested.
Company allegedly paid around 2020 millions Japanese Yen (approximately USD 99 , ) Consultation with Haruyuki Takahashi (69), who was arrested in August on suspicion of accepting company bribes to secure their sponsorship of the Olympics.
The company belongs to Kazumasa Fukami (69), before Takahashi joined Dentsu, worked with Takahashi at Dentsu work together. Olympic Organizing Committee. Takahashi allegedly used his network of contacts at Dentsu , which was entrusted by the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee to select and process sponsors to ensure The location of Kadokawa . Kadokawa became an “official supporter” of the Olympic Games in April 2020, and published the official program (right) and the book of results. According to sources related to the investigation,
Kadokawa signed a contract with the consulting firm to pay Agreement million yen 2020 Installment starts from May 2020. A portion of the money is believed to have been transferred to Takahashi. OtherKadokawa Olympic-related arrests
Former Kadokawa Executive Officer Toshiyuki Yoshihara (10) and former senior official Kyо̄ji Maniwa (64)) was arrested on September 6th as part of an ongoing scandal. The prosecution raided the head office of Kadokawa , the chairman of the board Kadokawa ), as well as the aforementioned consulting firm. The Tokyo Special Investigation Unit did not say whether the four confirmed or denied the allegations. Yoshihara and Maniwa indicted in September 27 .
Takahashi August is suspected of accepting Arrested million yen (approximately US dollars 2020 ,) bribes to clothing company Aoki Holdings Inc. Daiko, an Osaka-based advertising agency, also paid at least million yen (approximately US dollars , 600) to the company.
2020 The Japan Times It was previously reported that Chairman Kadokawa
Tsukihiko Kadokawa claimed to reporters that the money was just a consulting fee, “he did not admit that the money constituted a bribe”.
NHK reported that according to sources related to the investigation Sources, Takahashi denied the bribery allegations, while Aoki Holdings founder Hironori Aoki admitted it.
The father of Kadokawa Toshihiko
, Yuanyi founded Kadokawa in 417.
2020 Source: Kadokawa , Daily News, Daily News (Yushiro Nimura)