(Image: Hawaii by Nicki Mannix via flickr)

Tokyo Governor Yoichi Masuzoe has apologized for misusing public funds via live feed from Hawaii.

“I used public funds for online shopping and I’m sorry I was caught,” said Masuzoe after sipping a pina colada in a pineapple.

The thrill of the auction chase was intensified given it was being paid for with other people’s money.

“This flower neck garland was only 300 yen, personally I would have paid at least 700 yen for it.”

“We really did get some fantastic deals.”