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Ad agency Hakuhodo and others raided as Japan's antitrust probe into Olympic bid-rigging expands

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 28 Nov 2022 04:20
  • 28 Nov 2022 04:20
Japan’s second largest ad agency Hakuhodo was raided today by Tokyo prosecutors and the competition watchdog as the criminal antitrust investigation into bid-rigging for contracts at the Tokyo Olympics broadens.

Investigators from the Tokyo District Public Prosecutors Office and the Japan Fair Trade Commission, or JFTC, searched the premises of Tokyo-based Hakuhodo, another ad

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Sachiko Sakamaki

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo


Sachiko covers antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data security, as well as patent disputes related to connected cars. She has an undergraduate degree from Waseda University in Tokyo and a master's degree in communications from United States International (now Alliant International) University in California. She previously worked as a journalist for Time magazine, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Bloomberg News, and the Washington Post in Japan.

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