News On Japan

Ex-chair of Tokyo Olympics sponsor handed suspended jail sentence

Apr 21 (CNA) - The former chairman of a Tokyo 2020 Olympics sponsor was handed a suspended prison sentence on Friday (Apr 21) along with two others, in the first convictions in a spiralling bribery scandal surrounding the event.

Corruption allegations have mushroomed in the aftermath of the pandemic-delayed Games, implicating major companies and damaging Japan's bid to host the 2030 Winter Olympics in Sapporo.

Hironori Aoki, the 84-year-old ex-head of high-street business suit retailer Aoki Holdings, received a suspended prison term of two and a half years, a Tokyo District Court spokesman told AFP.

Aoki pleaded guilty in December to accusations that he and two colleagues bribed a Tokyo 2020 board member to secure sponsorship rights, according to Japanese media. ...continue reading

Source: ANNnewsCH

News On Japan
POPULAR NEWS

Three people who went missing after a landslide in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture, have been found, though their condition is yet to be confirmed.

To address the severe aviation fuel shortage in Japan, a new initiative has been launched as part of an emergency response formulated by the public and private sectors.

Dogo Onsen in Ehime has reopened after five and a half years of renovations. Some people waited as long as eight hours to be the first to take a bath.

A compliance training session for host clubs in Tokyo's Kabukicho district was conducted in response to a series of "urikake" problems, where malicious host clubs saddled customers with exorbitant debts.

A Japanese man detained in Myanmar over the sale price of rice has been charged and will face trial on Friday, July 12.

MEDIA CHANNELS
         

MORE Sports NEWS

In a bid-rigging scandal related to the Tokyo Olympics, the Tokyo District Court has sentenced major advertising company Hakuhodo to a 200 million yen fine for violating antitrust laws.

France 2024 Olympics is around the corner, and everybody is excited to witness the same.

On July 6, a ceremonial ring entering was held at Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya's Atsuta Ward ahead of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, which begins on July 14.

A ceremony for the Japanese team participating in the Paris Olympics, which begins on July 26, was held on the 5th at Yoyogi National Gymnasium No. 2 in Tokyo with the attendance of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess Akishino. Misaki Emura, the flag bearer and a female saber fencer from Tachihi Holdings, expressed her determination by stating, 'I will carry the awareness and responsibility of representing the nation, and fight with integrity to the very end.'

Joint training exercises were conducted by the police and fire departments in Tochigi Prefecture to prepare for water accidents in rivers, ahead of the summer vacation season and the approaching typhoon season.

オンラインカジノを選ぶ際には、いくつかの重要な点を考慮することが重要です。 以下では、そのポイントについて詳しく解説します。

In a bid to peak the achievement of gamers across the world, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) took a vote to create a new Olympic Esports Games.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Arakawa Line, a unique pro wrestling match was held in the confined space of the tram.