TOKYO (TR) – With his gang in the middle of a tumultuous period, Shinobu Tsukasa, the head of the Yamaguchi-gumi, arrived in Tokyo on Tuesday likely for the purpose of paying respects to the boss of a rival syndicate, reports Fuji News Network (Sept. 12).
Early on Tuesday, Tsukasa passed through JR Shinagawa Station as members of news outlets snapped photographs.
Also on Tuesday, a member of the Ninkyo Yamaguchi-gumi, an offshoot of the Yamaguchi-gumi, was shot and killed in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture. Police believe the incident is the result of a gang feud.
The visit to Tokyo by Tsukasa was his first since the gang split into three factions.