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Yakuza debt collector arrested for threatening taxi chief

Jiro Sato
Jiro Sato

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday announced the arrest of an organized crime member for threatening the head of a taxi firm in Nerima Ward, reports TV Asahi (May 21).

In March, Jiro Sato, 47, is alleged to have sprayed water from a plastic bottle on the head of the president while berating him over the non-payment of a loan.

Sato has reportedly denied the allegations.

Due to financial difficulties, the company resorted to borrowing funds from an organized crime group. After the incident involving Sato, the president was too frightened to return home and stayed in a hotel for over a month.