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Hokkaido cops: Concrete block thrown through window of yakuza office

Outside the office of the Kyokudo-kai in Asahikawa City
Outside the office of the Kyokudo-kai in Asahikawa City

HOKKAIDO (TR) – Hokkaido Prefectural Police suspect that a shattered window at a gang office in Asahikawa City is yet another incident connected to last year’s split of the Yamaguchi-gumi, reports TBS News (May 2).

At approximately 5:00 a.m. on Monday, an unknown perpetrator threw a concrete block, measuring 20 centimeters in length, through a glass window of an office of the Kyokudo-kai, a Yamaguchi-gumi associate.

No persons were inside the office at the time of the attack.

Police are treating the case as a part of an ongoing feud between the Yamaguchi-gumi and its newly formed rival, the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi.

In March, a vehicle plowed into the home of the chairman of a Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi affiliate in Asahikawa. That same month, the same office hit by the concrete block received damage from a thrown fire extinguisher.

In September, the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi formed following the split of the Yamaguchi-gumi. Since then, attacks on offices connected to both gangs have taken place nationwide.