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MITO, Ibaraki Pref. (Kyodo) Deputy Rome Mayor Mauro Cutrufo offered an apology Saturday to a Japanese man who was given an outrageous bill after eating at a famous restaurant in June.

Cutrufo, now in Japan to attend an event related to Italy, invited Yasuyuki Yamada, a 35-year-old business owner from Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, to an Italian restaurant in the Tokyo Midtown complex in the Roppongi district.

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