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Tokyo cops arrest foreigners, yakuza in 12-man brawl

Jiem Uddin
Jiem Uddin
TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday announced the arrest of Bangladeshi nationals and an organized crime member for participation in a brawl in Sumida Ward last year, reports Nippon News Network (April 10).

Officers took Jiem Uddin, 37, and Tatsuya Kawai, a 25-year-old gang member, into custody for involvement in a fight among 12 people that erupted in a business district near JR Kinshicho Station in May of last year. Three other Bangladeshis were also taken into custody.

According to TV Asahi (April 9), Kawai was driving a vehicle through the area when the fight started. Three people subsequently received serious injuries, including bone fractures.

Uddin and Kawai, who have been charged with inflicting injury, have reportedly admitted to the allegations.

The Bangladeshis and Kawai have had trouble in the past regarding the payment by businesses of mikajimeryo, or protection money.

Police are also seeking to question six other Bangladeshi nationals about the incident.


  1. Yuki Y. Yuki Y. April 11, 2015

    Oh, well… thank GOD that foul, criminal scum is finally off of our streets! Oh, oh wait…

    “The Bangladeshis and Kawai have had trouble in the past regarding the payment by businesses of mikajimeryo, or protection money.”

    Umm. So there was a racket going on and that just gets mentioned towards the end of the article?

    So I guess the yakuza are totally free to continue extorting people and harassing people who don’t pay? Oh, but no, the real terror on the streets are those foreigners…

    I love this country, but… Seriously, Japan?

    • Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Post author | April 12, 2015

      There are a number of stories on this in Japanese. Only a couple mentioned the extortion at all.

      • Yuki Y. Yuki Y. April 12, 2015

        Ah, and this is why Japanese have such low opinions of foreigners

        I wonder if it is because the newspapers are afraid of upsetting the yikkity-yaks? But then, who really cares, it’s just some foreigners… sacrifice them to keep the peace, amirite?

  2. MithunOnThe.Net MithunOnThe.Net April 12, 2015

    So wait, the Bangladeshis refused to pay up the “protection money” to the yakuza and got into a fight. So the Bangladeshis are the problem?

  3. haiyai haiyai April 13, 2015

    Don’t JapaneseTV will just put on another program with some foreigners they bring over and pay, to say how great Japan’s supermarkets are, or building without nails or something fxxcken useless like that.. to prop up Japan’s Ego… Propaganda 101

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