Suspect partially denies the allegations, telling police, 'I collected the money, but I did not speak in harsh tones'
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Suspect denies allegations, saying, 'I only came to hear why gang members are not allowed inside'
Police have been intensifying supervision of the Minami to restrict money-making activities of criminal syndicates
Suspects allegedly attempted to collect a 'protection money' payment from the manager of pachinko parlors in Matsudo City on Saturday
Suspect reportedly threatened, 'It is not permissible to solicit in the streets without paying the yakuza'
Suspect reportedly said, 'You are soliciting for customers in an area that requires payment to us'
Sumiyoshi-kai boss allegedly participated in the collection of ¥3.5 million in protection money payments from several hostess clubs and bars
Suspects allegedly collected ¥3.5 million payments termed 'protection money' from several bars, massage parlors and clubs in the area
Takeo Ishibahi wielded a sword inside a bar managed by his son after multiple persons, including one yakuza, demanded money in an extortion plot
Police believe criminal syndicates have extorted ¥200 million yen from 150 businesses in Sannomiya since 1985