Jul 14, 2023

Tokyo Olympics bribery verdict: Former ADK president gets jail time

The Tokyo District Court has found Shinichi Ueno guilty of bribing a Tokyo Olympic official for soliciting favours and noted, "he [Ueno] repeatedly made unreasonable excuses, putting the blame unfairly on the subordinates and showing no signs of sincere remorse."

Apr 24, 2023

Hakuhodo wins global creative and branding remit from Arçelik Hitachi Home Appliances

The win by Hakuhodo First out of Bangkok, supported by H+, covers 65 markets worldwide.

Mar 27, 2023

Agency Report Card 2022: Hakuhodo

Hakuhodo saw business bounce back as Covid restrictions relaxed and is investing the money in new digital capabilities, but it still needs to make culture and DEI a bigger priority.

Feb 28, 2023

Dentsu, Hakuhodo, ADK to face criminal charges in Tokyo Olympics bid-rigging case

Charges are centered around companies and individuals illegally colluding in assigning contracts for the test events and the actual Games—trial and sentencing to follow.

Feb 13, 2023

Dentsu barred from bidding for Tokyo, Osaka govt contracts

As Japan continues the crackdown on all parties tainting the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Dentsu stands to be suspended from bidding for Tokyo and Osaka government contracts for a year.

Feb 9, 2023

Tokyo Olympics bid-rigging: ex-Dentsu, other ad execs arrested

The arrests come after months of investigations into alleged corruption in the planning and sponsorship of the Tokyo Games held in 2021 after a pandemic-driven postponement.