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Japan's Dentsu lobbied for and funded campaign for Tokyo games, documents show, despite Olympics contract

15 Oct 2020

TOKYO/NEW YORK Dentsu Inc donated more than $6 million to Tokyo's successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, according to bank records seen by Reuters, and it lobbied members of the International Olympic Committee on behalf of the city, according to three people involved in the lobbying. The activities created a potential conflict of interest for the Japanese advertising company, which had a separate contract with the IOC to market the games.

CORRECTED-INSIGHT-Japan’s Dentsu lobbied for and funded campaign for Tokyo games, documents show, despite Olympics contract

15 Oct 2020

TOKYO/NEW YORK, Oct 15 Dentsu Inc donated more than $6 million to Tokyo's successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, according to bank records seen by Reuters, and it lobbied members of the International Olympic Committee on behalf of the city, according to three people involved in the lobbying. The activities created a potential conflict of interest for the Japanese advertising company, which had a separate contract with the IOC to market the games.

How Abe's right-hand man made his play for Japan's top job

04 Sep 2020

TOKYO In the days leading up to Shinzo Abe's surprise resignation last month as rumors of his ill health swirled in Japan, the prime minister's right-hand man, Yoshihide Suga, was courting a ruling party boss whose backing could make him king.

Japan braces for coronavirus spike amid domestic travel campaign

30 Jul 2020

TOKYO Japan is bracing for a surge in the number of coronavirus infections after new daily cases exceeded 1,000 for a second straight day, a week after the start of a national travel campaign to revive the tourism industry.

Japan stirs controversy with huge COVID aid contract for ad giant Dentsu

29 Jul 2020

TOKYO Off a narrow corridor above a store selling Persian rugs in central Tokyo, a small office houses a private operation which won a tender in April to distribute more than $20 billion in government aid to businesses hit by the new coronavirus.

Japan stirs controversy with huge COVID aid contract for ad giant Dentsu

28 Jul 2020

TOKYO Off a narrow corridor above a store selling Persian rugs in central Tokyo, a small office houses a private operation which won a tender in April to distribute more than $20 billion in government aid to businesses hit by the new coronavirus.

As Japan re-opens, a hospital grapples with coronavirus aftermath

01 Jul 2020

YOKOHAMA Doctors in white coats and blue scrubs sat around a conference room table in June, looking up at a colourful slide projected on the wall.  | Video

Kurdish case becomes rallying cry for Japan protest against police

06 Jun 2020

TOKYO The case of a Kurdish man who says he was stopped and shoved to the ground by Tokyo police became a rallying cry for protesters marching in solidarity with Black Lives Matter on Saturday.

Kurdish case becomes rallying cry for Japan protest against police

06 Jun 2020

TOKYO The case of a Kurdish man who says he was stopped and shoved to the ground by Tokyo police became a rallying cry for protesters marching in solidarity with Black Lives Matter on Saturday.

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