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Tokyo cops: Yakuza assaulted Roppongi hostess with shaved ice

Shinobu Inoue
Shinobu Inoue

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 44-year-old former gang boss for allegedly assaulting a bar hostess in the Roppongi Entertainment district of Minato Ward, reports TV Asahi (Oct. 18).

In May Shinobu Inoue, a former boss of a gang affiliated with the Sumiyoshi-kai, allegedly threw shaved ice at the face of the hostess, aged in her 20s, inside a club.

The hostess suffered a cut lip in the incident.

Inoue admits to the allegations. “I had gotten really drunk, and I didn’t like her attitude so I did it,” the suspect is quoted by the Azabu Police Station.

According to police, Inoue is a regular customer of the club. Prior to the incident, he had arrived to drink with two acquaintances.