Ex-Tokyo Olympic exec faces new charge in growing bribery scandal

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Prosecutors served a fresh arrest warrant Tuesday on Haruyuki Takahashi, a former Tokyo Olympic organizing committee executive, for allegedly accepting bribes from an advertisement agency in a growing corruption scandal over the selection of Summer Games sponsors. Prosecutors suspect Takahashi received 15 million yen ($104,000) bribes from Daiko Advertising Inc. in return for asking the organizing committee to use the Osaka-based firm as an agent for a major English conversation school operator, which became a sponsor of last year's sporting event in September 2018, a source close to the matte...

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