Tokyo Olympic sponsors deny relationship with exec suspected of bribery

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Kyodo News

Japanese corporate sponsors of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have distanced themselves from an executive of the games’ now-defunct organizing committee currently being investigated for accepting bribes, recent interviews by Kyodo News showed Monday. Of the 69 companies contacted, all 64 of those that responded said that they did not sign a contract with Haruyuki Takahashi’s consulting firm. Takahashi, 78, is believed to have received around 45 million yen ($340,000) until last July from Aoki Holdings Inc. after the company he headed reached a consulting deal with the suit retailer in Sept…

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