Ex-Tokyo Games executive suspected of favoring publisher Kadokawa

Haruyuki Takahashi, a former executive of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Organizing Committee arrested in a corruption scandal over the Games, is suspected of having also bestowed favors on Japanese publisher Kadokawa in the selection of sponsors for the sporting event, sources familiar with the matter said on Saturday. .

A consulting firm run by an acquaintance of Takahashi, 78, received about 70 million yen from Kadokawa, the sources said. Investigators are trying to find out why the money was paid and whether all or part of the amount was transferred to someone.

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