Ex-ADK Chief Pleads Guilty to Tokyo Games Bribery Charges

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The Tokyo District Court in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Shinichi Ueno, former president and group CEO of advertising agency ADK Holdings Inc., on Friday pleaded guilty to bribery charges associated with sponsorship of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

During the first hearing of his trial at Tokyo District Court, Ueno, 69, admitted to charges of bribing Haruyuki Takahashi, a 78-year-old former executive at the Tokyo Games organizing committee, for favors over sponsor selection.