Former Tokyo Olympics chief received ¥230 million from Games sponsor, sources say

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Haruyuki Takahashi, a former board member of the Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee, received ¥230 million from Japanese clothing maker Aoki Holdings Inc. in 2017, beyond the formal consulting fees, said people familiar with the alleged bribery case Saturday.

Some of the money was later donated to two Japanese sports governing bodies at the request of Hironori Aoki, the founder of Aoki, and Takahashi received the rest of the money, the people said. The funds were provided through a former unit of advertising agency Dentsu Inc., where Takahashi previously worked as an executive, they said.

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