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Tokyo 2020 bid leader questioned in Japan's parliament

One of the leaders of Tokyo's winning bid for the 2020 Olympics told the Japanese parliament Tuesday that he cannot reveal the details of a contract with a Singapore firm that has enmeshed the bid in a French bribery investigation.

"We looked into the content of this contract but this is a confidential matter," Tsunekazu Takeda said under questioning from lawmakers. "So, I understand that I am not allowed to unveil the content without gaining approval from the counterpart."

French prosecutors have said that 2.8 million Singapore dollars ($2 million) was apparently transferred from Japan to the Singapore account of a company called Black Tidings.

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