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Prosecutors searched the Tokyo home of an executive of the now-defunct Tokyo Olympic organizing committee on Tuesday on the grounds he may have accepted bribes, investigative sources said.

Haruyuki Takahashi, 78, is believed to have received around ¥45 million from major business suit retailer Aoki Holdings after a company he headed reached a consulting deal with the firm. Aoki’s Olympic sponsorship was announced about a year later.

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