The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office arrested Kadokawa chairman Tsuguhiko Kadokawa on Wednesday on suspicion of bribing a former member of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics organizing committee.
The firm belonged to Kazumasa Fukami, who once worked together with Takahashi at Dentsu Inc. before Takahashi became a member of the Olympic organizing committee.
Takahashi was arrested last month on suspicion of accepting 51 million yen (about US$363,000) in bribes from clothing company Aoki Holdings Inc. The Osaka-based advertising firm Daiko has also come under scrutiny for paying at least 14 million yen (about US$99,600) to the firm.
Former Kadokawa executive Toshiyuki Yoshihara and former senior official Kyо̄ji Maniwa were arrested last Tuesday as part of the ongoing scandal.