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Ex-Tokyo Olympic executive to be investigated over fresh bribery case

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"The situation has shattered our dreams and I'm deeply apologetic," she said after attending an event to commemorate the games.

Commemorate what exactly? The olympic record in number of bribery cases?

Takahashi seems to have been picked as a fall guy. There's no way this corruption is not involving LDP at some level. What will it take to get him to spill?

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Takahashi, who was a Tokyo Olympic organizing committee member, wielded great influence over the selection of sponsors for the world sports event. He has already been arrested three times on suspicion of accepting much bigger bribes from three other firms.

Remarkable ability to stay out of jail with these multiple arrests.

Takahashi is alleged to have persuaded Dentsu, the exclusive agent to secure Japanese sponsors for the games, to use ADK as a marketing agent.

Oh, well-connected former Dentsu exec; that's why.

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The situation has shattered our dreams and I'm deeply apologetic," she said after attending an event to commemorate the games.

I wonder just what "dreams" have been shattered, AFTER THE FACT!

Gimmie a break! You and everyone else on the committee heard the rumors, and at least must have suspected something was wrong, but kept your mouths shut because the "Games" must go on!

If you didnt know, nor suspected nothing, you had your head in the sand! Cripes, everyone knew something was up from at least the time of the building of the national stadium.

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He looks just like a corrupt businessman on T.V. (perhaps a second career opportunity?)

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Takahashi seems to have been picked as a fall guy. There's no way this corruption is not involving LDP at some level.

That's exactly what that is. he is the fall guy. And I'll bet anything IF they really investigated this corruption it would go up all the way to Abe. No doubt at all in my mind. BUT this will NEVER be properly investigated as the LDP is battling to save Abe's legacy. Unbelievable.

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And yet nothing about Mori who's excuse was I don't remember receiving that 2~3million yen...Probably because he can't be expected to remember all the "donations' he received during his time as head of the Olympic committee...

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That photo scares the bejesus out of me!

Could he look any dodgier?

It's not fair that he will eventually walk or get the lightest of sentences because of his connections.

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On one side it is good that at least some of the corruption is being put into the light, maybe next time people will think twice before engaging in these business seeing how they can be used as scapegoats so openly. On the other side it is a shame that the people at the top are still free and maybe already doing the same things for Hokkaido in 2030.

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At 78 he’s looking at diapers at a retirement home, WHY he felt the need to steal taxpayer money for self gain?! He already has amassed enough through the Dentsu-corruption, why he had the urge to steal more??

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Living in Sapporo, I hope lll

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When the walls come tumbling down there is NO stop in them.

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ZorotoToday  08:51 am JST

The development is yet another blow to the image of last year's Olympics and Paralympics, which were postponed for one year before being held despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The IOC is laughing their as* off for that the Japanese were such a bunch of suckers.

It's about the yen they collected. the Games were a total screw-up. The head of the IOC should also be charged in this too.

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We are all innocent till proven guilty, this photo gives the impression of guilt, LOL

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He must have really pissed off some powerful people. Prosecutors almost never go after folks like him.

It also takes the heat off of people even higher up. (cough Mori cough)

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And the allegations a few weeks ago about Mori accepting millions in bribes has unsurprisingly vanished from all news coverage.

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The sheer number of so called consulting firms in Japan is incredible…. Only to match by the number of official government committees set up each year… both which cost a fortune.

Could their be a connection? Surely not. The law makers are honest hard working folk who put the public first.

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Shame this thug tarnished the go name of the Olympics. I’m sure Mr Bach who is a kind and honest man, must be furious and very upset.

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Don’t worry so much about him, he’s only performing the role of the sacrifice in that stage play, so that the big rest remains undetected and can sleep well. He takes it on him now and cashes in later.

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Ex-Tokyo Olympic executive to be investigated over fresh bribery case

And the rest...

Does anyone seriously think that this guy just suddenly became corrupt in his mid 70s when given the role of Olympic executive?!

These people know exactly what to do, and how to do it, because they've been at it for decades.

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I always figured this was just how things worked in Japan. Bribe your way to exclusivity rights.

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These guys at the top seem to made of teflon, nothing seems to stick to them.

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I’m sure Mr Bach who is a kind and honest man, must be furious and very upset.

A lot of presumption here. There are lots of so-called “kind and honest men” with their hands deep in the cookie jar.

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blvtzpk

Mr Bach’s integrity is beyond questioning, he has done so much for the sport and to encourage youngsters, many from developing nations.

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falseflagsteveToday  01:48 am JST

blvtzpk

Mr Bach’s integrity is beyond questioning, he has done so much for the sport and to encourage youngsters, many from developing nations.

More like greed than anything else. Get all the athletes to Tokyo during the pandemic, cluster them together. Get some of them exposed and sick. They go back home around the world, spread CoVid all around all over again. Ever notice how the number of cases rose after the Games, even in Japan itself? Abe had mud on his face and stepped down as PM. Now these jokers are getting the rap.

The Japanese public didn't want the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2021 because of that. But they occurred anyway, no nation's Olympic team was at their best and Bach and these lackeys cared only about the cash.

They didn't give a damn. Now the jokers who took the bribes must pay, but Bach should just as well.

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starpunk

What wicked things to say about dear Mr Bach! A man who has dedicated his life to mankind. The Olympics didn’t turn into the super spreader the oddballs claimed they would and they were magnificent, admired worldwide.

The Olympics had to be held for the benefit of unifying people especially the young and inspiring children worldwide to live out their dreams.

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Mr Bach’s integrity is beyond questioning

No, it's not. His integrity has been question before, and rightfully so:

https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/07/23/japan-olympics-thomas-bach-long-history-bad-bosses/

https://slate.com/culture/2021/07/international-olympic-committee-jerks-ioc-corruption-covid-tokyo.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/26/sports/olympics/olympics-china-peng-shuai.html

I don't know why you continually deify him. From what I understand from you posts from last year, your adulation of this person you seem to think is a saint comes from a colleague who has had contact with the 'Mr.' Bach. In fact, your fawning over 'Mr.' Bach seems almost... dare I say it ...religious, which interesting for someone who proclaims they're not a person of such faith.

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blvtzpk

Those red tops always write hit pieces against poplar and successful people. I know personally of Mr Bach’s kindness, indirectly because of his kindness to my chum I had a lovely stay in Koln in 2018.

I don’t know why you dislike kind people with a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude), and NO I am not religious I think it’s potty, silly and ghastly.

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Those red tops always write hit pieces against poplar and successful people.

I see. I honestly did not know that The New York Times, Foreign Policy, and Slate were 'red tops' (AKA 'tabloids')!

It's pretty clear though that you didn't read the text at the links before commenting, which is frankly immature and regressive not to mention potty and rather queer, as you so often write.

It also seems like your 'chum' - and perhaps you, too - might be feeding at the IOC trough. That probably explains your worship of Saint Bach.

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blvtzpk

If Mr Bach is such a cad then why isn’t he in prison? Why you believe the filthy gutter press is hard to fathom.

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Why you believe the filthy gutter press is hard to fathom.

So first I learn from you that The New York TimesForeign Policy, and Slate are “red tops” / “tabloids,” and now they’re “the filthy gutter press.” You do reveal the depths of you intellect at times on this site, old top, and this is definitely one of them! Chortle!

Now, as for your question, it could apply to many people out there who cloak themselves in the garb of authority and power to do their dirty deeds. Time will tell, you old ‘pop up toaster,’ as we say in the colonies.

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