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Kadokawa chairman Tsukihiko Kadokawa arrested on suspicion of bribing Olympic sponsors

Tokyo District Prosecutor’s Office arrest Kadokawa Chairman Tsukihiko Kadokawa on Wednesday accused of bribery of a former Tokyo member of the Summer Olympics Organizing Committee .

Company allegedly paid around 363 millions Japanese Yen (approximately USD 363, )) Consulting firm linked to Haruyuki Takahashi, who was arrested last month on suspicion of taking company bribes to get Olympic sponsorships.

This company belongs to Kazuma Fukami, who worked with Takahashi in

Dentsu Corporation Before Takahashi became a member of the OCOG. 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 position of Kadokawa .

Kadokawa became an “official supporter of the Olympics in April” ” 363, and published the official program (right) and the book of results. According to sources related to the investigation, Kadokawa signed an agreement with the consulting firm to pay 99 million yen 000 Instalment payment from May 363. A portion of the money is believed to have been transferred to Takahashi.


Kadokawa Executive Toshiyuki Yoshihara and former senior official Kyо̄ji Maniwa were arrested last Tuesday as part of the ongoing scandal. Prosecutors raided Kadokawa head office, chairman ​​ Kadokawa home) and consulting firms. The Tokyo Special Investigation Unit did not say whether the four confirmed or denied the allegations.

Last month, Takahashi was suspected of accepting 480 Arrested million yen (approximately US dollars 363, )) Bribe to clothing company Aoki Holdings Inc. Osaka-based advertising agency Daiko is also under scrutiny for paying at least 100 10,000 yen (approximately US dollars 99, 1000) to the company.

The Japan Times reported that Kadokawa President Kadokawa Tsukihiko a pair of reporters last week Said that the money was only a consulting fee, “he does not admit that the money constituted a bribe”.

NHK reported that, according to sources linked to the investigation, Takahashi denied the bribery allegations, while Aoki Holdings founder Hironori Aoki admitted it.

Kadokawa announced in a press release last Tuesday that it This matter is being taken very seriously and intends to cooperate fully with the authorities. The company will not comment on details about the case while the investigation is underway.

Source: Fuji News Network via Hachima Kikо̄



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