Thanks. Turned on the news. Shot two times in front of election campaign office around 8 pm (little over an hour ago). Perp apprehended at crosswalk 10 m away. They just released his name but I didn’t catch it. He is deputy leader of crime unit of Yamaguchi crime syndicate. Condition of mayor said to be “cardiac and respiratory arrest”.
FRom Feb of this year -
“The fatal shooting of a senior gangster in Tokyo has sparked fears of an all-out turf war between two of Japan’s fiercest underworld organisations.
Police have arrested two members of a gang affiliated to the Sumiyoshi-kai, Japan’s second-biggest crime syndicate, on suspicion of firing shots at the office of a rival gang in apparent retaliation for the killing of Ryoichi Sugiura, a senior member of a Sumiyoshi affiliate.
One of the suspects was quoted by police as saying that he and his accomplice had targeted a group linked to the Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan’s most powerful crime syndicate, in apparent retaliation for Sugiura’s death, according to the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper.”
I wonder if it is more fallout of the ongoing turf war? A shame really, we really enjoy staying in the area.
The crime unit of a crime mob. Is political assassination a crime in Japan?
That would be "no heartbeat and not breathing," which is, like, dead, right?