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Kadokawa chairman arrested on suspicion of bribery linked to Tokyo Games

Tokyo prosecutors have arrested the chairman of main Japanese writer Kadokawa on suspicion of bribing a former government of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics organizing committee over a sponsorship deal.

Prosecutors say Kadokawa Tsuguhiko gave a complete 69 million yen, or about 480,000 {dollars}, over a three-year interval via 2021 to Takahashi Haruyuki, a former board member of the Games’ organizing committee.

The cash was allegedly to thank Takahashi for arranging to have the writer chosen as a Games sponsor.

Prosecutors arrested two former senior officers at Kadokawa on Tuesday final week on suspicion of bribery.

They additionally served Takahashi with a brand new arrest warrant on suspicion of accepting bribes.

Kadokawa grew to become the Tokyo Games’ “official supporter” in 2019, and printed official applications and guidebooks.

Kadokawa Tsuguhiko is a son of the corporate founder.

He has been concerned within the manufacturing of quite a few films, and acquired a particular award from the organizers of the Japan Academy Film Prize.

He has additionally served as chairman of the board of the Japan Magazine Publishers Association.

Kadokawa strongly denied allegations of bribery when his firm was raided on Monday final week.

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