URGENT: Kadokawa chairman arrested over Tokyo Olympics bribery scandal

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Prosecutors on Wednesday arrested the chairman of major publisher Kadokawa Corp. for his alleged involvement in a widening bribery scandal over the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Tsuguhiko Kadokawa is suspected of giving 69 million yen ($481,000) in bribes to a consulting company headed by an acquaintance of Haruyuki Takahashi, a former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee executive, in return for helping the firm be selected as a sponsor of the Summer Games last year.

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