Advertising company may have paid a favor to an arrested ex-Olympic Tokyo executive

Haruyuki Takahashi, a former Tokyo Olympics organizing committee executive arrested in a corruption case, may have been paid by an advertising company seeking favors for one of its corporate clients during the sponsor selection process , said sources familiar with the matter.

The latest revelation follows suspicions that clothing retailer Aoki Holdings and publishing company Kadokawa sent payments to Takahashi in return for preferential treatment in the selection process as an Olympic sponsor.

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