FILE - Haruyuki Takahashi, then executive board member of the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games arrives at Tokyo 2020 Executive Board Meeting in Tokyo, Japan Photo: Issei Kato/Pool Photo via AP, File
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Tokyo Olympic sponsors deny relationship with exec suspected of bribery

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Now that the Olympics are over, and everyone has made their money, they are turning their backs on the people who gave it to them!

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Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter…..Besides, no one cares. Everyone got paid off. Business as usual.

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Olympics & corruption? Really? Who'da thunk it.

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What ever happened to the French investigation that proved Japan paid $7million in bribes to win the Olympic bid?

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Google "Dentsu Scandal" and you've got a day's worth of reading.

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Japanese corporate sponsors of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics have distanced themselves from an executive of the games' now-defunct organizing committee currently being investigated for accepting bribes, recent interviews by Kyodo News showed Monday.

That's called 尻尾切り(shippo-kiri) or cutting the tail for you. BAU in Japan after a scandal goes bust.

Of the 69 companies contacted, all 64 of those that responded said that they did not sign a contract with Haruyuki Takahashi's consulting firm.

"Asking" is nice, what about "investigating" and I do mean the police.

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Police investigation wa?!!!

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Tokyo Olympic sponsors deny relationship with exec suspected of bribery

Pffft, what? As opposed to ADMITTING fraud?

It's Japan.

It wouldn't be a Japanese company or Japanese event without some sort of scandal, bribery or embezzlement involved in some way.

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Anyone running scared of an investigation.I don’t think so.

Not when you’ve got friends in high places.

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and thats all?cause closed?

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We need a thorough audit from the NTA of anyone related to the Olympics, including sponsors.

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Another extract from the Bach book of corruption.

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Next thing you know he will be making claims of defamation. Whether it's true or not, in Japan, a person can sue for defamation whether it's true or not! His reputation is ruined for sure!

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Takahashi, 78, is believed to have received around 45 million yen ($340,000) until last July from Aoki Holdings Inc. after the company he headed reached a consulting deal with the suit retailer in September 2017, according to sources close the matter.

Separate to this, Aoki also transferred around 230 million yen to Takahashi to donate to sporting groups, but 150 million yen of that remained in his possession, the sources said.

Hands, arms, and shoulders so deep into the cookie jar that there is no room for cookies.

Get to prison please.

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No Carlos Ghosn kind of treatment?...well, that's puzzling..

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Dentsu! Big black money trouble? You’ll always find Dentsu in there somewhere.

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I don't believe this article. Mediocre news at the cost of honest people reputation.

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