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JOC chief Takeda denies corruption allegations

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Ahh that settles it then, I’m sure NHK and the media here will report him as innocent as Japanese always are.

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Same ol', same ol'.

Take a bow, say "I'm sorry", blame it on others ......

...... did I forget anything?

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didn't take long for corruption allegations to be linked to Tokyo Olympics.

Yes, deny or bow and sorry and all is forgiven.

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 He said the contact was not "illegal under Japanese law."

Right, how about French law?

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Must be nice to be able to defend yourself and bow to get off the hook.

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C'mon, the guy's innocent. It's just a complete coincidence that the one consulting firm in the world that the JOC could have chosen had ties to the the one guy who made a difference in selecting the winner.

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This is the problem. The only reason he had some kind of power is because he was born in a royal family. And he has no understanding of economics or money because he has always had it. He bribes the ioc to get the Olympics thinking he's doing good for his country when he's really just running it into the ground. And he doesn't go to jail and praised by his peers. 20 billion dollars for the Olympics. Where the hell did they get the money? From the Fukushima emergency fund?

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Must be nice to avoid jail by bowing.

Due to his corruption this guys has cost tax payers billions of yen for an event they didn’t want... just a bow. Hypocrisy at it’s finest.

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Could they not have fitted a few more microphones, and a lie detector?

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So he payed an influential person 2 million dollars to get votes for Tokyo Olympics 2020 with whose money?

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Of course he did nothing wrong - he's Japanese, and he's working for the government.

Just like Abe did nothing wrong with the vet school and the sale of public land to the school in Osaka.

Nothing to see here.

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Interestingly MrTakeda suggests members of his own organization might be corrupt?

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Why isn't this guy in jail?

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thepersoniamnowToday  04:18 pm JST

“Ahh that settles it then, I’m sure NHK and the media here will report him as innocent as Japanese always are.”

Actually, so far what I’ve seen in the media is that they are expressing frustration and anger that the press conference was so brief and that Takeda took no questions. And that started with vocal complaints of the press in attendance immediately after the end of the press conference.

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...suggesting on Tuesday that any guilt was with others in the bureaucracy at the Japanese body.

I would suggest he knows who.

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Note to self. Learn to bow perfectly, then commit crime. Get slap on wrist. It's not foreigners that get unfairly detained, its people who don't know how to bow perfectly for the crime.

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suggesting on Tuesday that any guilt was with others in the bureaucracy at the Japanese body.

If he suggested that then there is a chance that the bid for Tokyo 2020 was won ilegally. Has this happened before? I mean, discovering that a country got to host the games through bribes before the actual games?

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suggesting on Tuesday that any guilt was with others in the bureaucracy at the Japanese body.

Bring on the plea bargaining!

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WhatsnextJan. 15  06:46 pm JST

So he payed an influential person 2 million dollars to get votes for Tokyo Olympics 2020 with whose money?

Either the Japanese government's money or from a construction firmed tied to yakuza. Same old, same old.

Oh, and don't forget to leave out some of the rebar!

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Takeda, a distan"T" member of Japan's royal family - he is great grandson of the Meiji emperor who ruled late in 19th century and into the 20th

Great grandson of Meiji emperor is hardly a distant member, more like trying to distance him from the royal family.

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@Heffalump

Of course the bow from Takeda-San was to be expected.

Could they not have fitted a few more microphones

It's perfectly possible to put two microphones in front of a subject and then share the feed out to multiple media outlets, thus making for a cleaner platform.

But then you wouldn't have a caption for the whack-a-mike competition.

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@kurisupisuJan. 15  09:03 pm JST

Interestingly MrTakeda suggests members of his own organization might be corrupt?

Looking for a patsy to throw under the bus to save his own skin, happens a lot.

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I have learnt a lot in Japan, when one commits a crime or make a bad mistake, just bow say noshiwake gozaimasen and all is forgiven. I suggest to all my friends just do this way from now on and doing anything morally wrong or bad is forgiven, why not ???. Thank u Japan for teaching us, this way. Bow, say , I am very sorry and all is forgiven. Pls have no conscience and do , what U want. Japan is a country that just say moshiwakegozaimasen and bow yr head. that is just what U need to do correctly.

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He acknowledged he had signed off on about $2 million in payments to a Singapore consulting company, Black Tidings.

"The contract (with Black Tidings) was reviewed and I did make the final signature," said Takeda, the head of the IOC marketing commission. He called it a "regular commercial contract procedure" and said "there were several others who signed off before me."

"As for me, I was not involved in the decision-making process for deciding on Black Tiding," Takeda said. "There was no reason for me to question the process on this consultation deal."

Now I'm no Detective Conan, but.....(squinting eyes)........that...sounds like he's very much involved in this whole corruption thing.

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'20 billion dollars for the tokyo olympics'?? Where do they get all that money from?? even after the fukushima meltdown. something seems rigged.

And I guess they'll get even more from taxing all of these j-pop anime loving travelers pouring in as well. the japanese can get away with murder these days because of all the brain dead clowns in high places.

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Note to self, stay the heck away from France!

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Why should this guy be in jail?

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