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the head of Japan's winning bid to host the twenty twenty Summer Games says he'll step down in June to me because the ticket is under investigation for suspected corruption by French prosecutors they've been probing multi million dollar payments made by the Tokyo bid committee to a Singapore consulting company in Tokyo on Tuesday Takeda said he plans to resign as president of the country's Olympic committee he maintains he has not done anything illegal a judicial source tells Reuters Takeda is also suspected by the prosecuting judge of paying bribes to secure the winning bid to Katie told reporters at a press conference in January that he would fully cooperate with the prosecutors and without taking questions from the media denied the allegations of corruption saying that there was nothing improper with the contracts made between the committee and the consultants the seventy one year old Takeda will also resign as a member of the international Olympic committee