Japanese PM’s son resigns over expensive dinner
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s top spokesman has resigned, citing public pressure to attend an expensive dinner hosted by the prime minister’s son.
According to the World News Agency, Makiko Yamada, a key spokesman for the Japanese prime minister, has resigned after a lavish dinner hosted by him and other senior bureaucrats hosted by Prime Minister Suga’s son. I was reprimanded for attending.
Japanese government spokesman and cabinet secretary Katsunobu Kato confirmed Makiko Yamada’s resignation, saying that Yamada was unwell and was being treated in hospital, and that the prime minister wanted to continue his work.
Japan’s National Civil Service Code of Conduct prohibits government employees from receiving gifts or leisure visits from companies or individuals, and violations can lead to dismissal.
According to locals, dinner with Prime Minister Suga’s son and 11 other bureaucrats cost 74,203 Japanese yen per person.
Opposition members in a parliamentary committee were due to question Yamada’s dinner today, but she will not attend the meeting due to illness, and the situation has changed since she resigned.