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Lavish dinners with Suga's son trip up Japanese bureaucrats

11 face reprimands after probe uncovers the scope of wining and dining

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has apologized for his son's involvement in the wining-and-dining scandal.

TOKYO -- Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's eldest son repeatedly hosted expensive dinners for communications ministry bureaucrats, spending thousands of dollars. Now 11 of the officials are facing punishment for ethics violations.

The younger Suga works for a satellite channel company that stands to benefit from strong ties to the ministry. This is an embarrassing scandal for the prime minister, already facing declining public support over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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