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Ad agency suspected of paying bribes for Tokyo Olympics contract
12:44 JST, September 5, 2022
An Osaka-based advertising agency, Daiko Advertising, is suspected of being involved in the bribery case connected to the Tokyo Olympics, sources said.
Haruyuki Takahashi, a Tokyo 2020 organizing committee executive board member who has already been arrested on suspicion of receiving bribes from a different company, is suspected of having lobbied for the agency to be selected as a sales cooperation agency to handle the organizing committee’s sponsor recruitment activities.
The sources said that Daiko had paid a total of approximately ¥14 million to a company run by an acquaintance of Takahashi.
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