Kadokawa chairman arrested for suspected involvement in Tokyo Olympics bribery scandal

The Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office has arrested Kadokawa chairman Tsuguhiko Kadokawa. The arrest was made for suspected bribery in a corruption scandal revolving around the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics (JIJI.COM).

Tsuguhiko Kadokawa is the son of Genyoshi Kadokawa, founder of Kadokawa Shoten. He joined the company in 1966 and has been a top executive for decades. In addition to publishing and movies, Kadokawa is also a big player in the video game industry with subsidiaries like Spike Chunsoft and FromSoftware.

The arrest was made as part of an ongoing bribery scandal revolving around the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Former members of the Tokyo Olympics organizing committee were also arrested a few days prior on suspicion of receiving bribes from Kadokawa, along with two former Kadokawa executives including Yoshihara Toshiyuki on suspicion of bribery. And now, Kadokawa’s chairman has been arrested under the likelihood of being involved in bribery.

Written by. Nick Mosier based on the original Japanese article (original article’s publication date: 2022-09-14 16:45 JST)