Explosion rocks Yamanashi neighborhood, yakuza involvement suspected

In December of last year, bullet holes were found in the headquarters of the Yamanashi Kyoyu-kai

In December, bullet holes were found in the headquarters of the Yamanashi Kyoyu-kai

TOKYO (TR) – In what police believe is connected to an ongoing gang war in Yamanashi Prefecture, an explosion shook a residential neighborhood on Sunday evening, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Apr. 1).

At around 10:40 p.m., a can exploded outside the home of an organized crime member in Kamisukiawara City. No injuries or damage to structures were reported.

Police are attempting to confirm that the incident is connected to a gangland war, which has included a number of shooting incidents and possibly one suicide, between the Yamanashi-ikka, an affiliate gang to the Inagawa-kai, and the Yamanashi Kyoyu-kai organized crime group.

The dispute dates back to last November, when an upper member of the Yamanashi Kyoyu-kai was seriously injured after being shot in the riverbed of the Arakawa River.

According to officers from the Minami Kofu Police Station, the discharging of a gun was heard in approximately the same location as the explosion of the can at the end of March.

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5 Responses to Explosion rocks Yamanashi neighborhood, yakuza involvement suspected

  1. Ellie Reply

    April 1, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    Looks like Japan’s Mickey Mouse “gangsters” are at it again.

    • CJ Reply

      April 1, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      If you follow the links in the article you can see it’s been an ongoing situation for a while.

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  4. gurru Reply

    December 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Japan is a peaceful country. Such violent developments are troubling. Copying Middle Eastern gun culture contrary to western scientific know how will certainly have regressive effect. I would like to see Japan steer off the nomadic gun subculture.
    Gurru

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