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Japan rocked by Tokyo 2020 Olympics corruption probe

Headquarters of Aoki Holdings Inc. clothing company
Headquarters of Aoki Holdings Inc. clothing company Copyright 添川隆太/AP
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The alleged bribery, totaling around €370,000, is believed to be linked to sponsorship of the games, and products related to the Olympics


Japan has found itself in the middle of a bribery scandal which could jeopardise its hopes of hosting the 2030 Winter Olympic Games. 

It follows the arrest of a former Tokyo 2020 Olympics committee board member and three employees of a clothing company that sponsored the games.

Haruyuki Takahashi, a former executive at advertising company Dentsu, is suspected of receiving bribes of around €370,000 from the former head of Aoki Holdings Inc. and two company employees.

Aoki, which makes affordable business suits, was considered a surprise choice to dress the Japanese Olympic team while other nations opted for more internationally recognisable brands.

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