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Nikkei staff writers January 15, 2019 14:09 JST | Japan
TOKYO -- The Japanese Olympic Committee chief who led Tokyo's bid for the 2020 Games on Tuesday denied allegations of corruption leveled by French investigators, vowing to clear his name.
Tsunekazu Takeda told reporters that an internal investigation by his committee had "concluded there was no illegality under Japanese law."
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