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Thirteen comedians who recently took flak for secretly performing at a party hosted by a purported crime group received between ¥1 million and tens of thousands of yen in remuneration, their agent said Saturday.

The largest sum, ¥1 million, was paid to Hiroyuki Miyasako, while Ryo Tamura received ¥500,000, Yoshimoto Kogyo Co. said. The remaining 11 entertainers received less than ¥100,000 each.

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