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Dentsu among six companies indicted in Tokyo 2020 bid-rigging probe

The Tokyo 2020 logo is seen at Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach ahead of the Olympic Games (by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office has indicted the Dentsu agency and five other companies, along with six individuals at these firms, for alleged bid-rigging in relation to contracts awarded for the staging of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Today’s (Tuesday’s) announcement comes after the Japan Fair Trade Commission (FTC) filed criminal complaints against them earlier in the day. The charges relate to alleged violations of the Antimonopoly Act when it came to the outsourcing of contracts for test events leading in to the Games, which were delayed by a year due to Covid-19.

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