Yakuza member arrested for stabbing 2 Pinoys in Yokohama
An upper-level member of an affiliate gang of the Inagawa-Kai, Japan's third-largest yakuza group, was arrested for allegedly stabbing Filipinos in Naka Ward in Yokohama in October last year, reports said.
Fuji News Network, as translated by Tokyo Reporter, reported on Sunday that Kanagawa Prefectural Police arrested Taishi Hatekayama, 31, for stabbing two Filipinos, aged 31 and 29, and two others.
A previous report by TV Kanagawa said the four injured were part of a group of 10 Filipinos whom restaurant manager Junpei Saito, 34, quarreled with.
Hatekayama stabbed the men in the abdomen with a knife during the incident, the report said.
Tokyo Reporter reported that Hatekayama and Saito were previously arrested "on the same charges in the stabbing of one of the other four victims in the same incident."
Saito denied his participation in the incident while Hatekayama told police that he did not intend to kill the victims when he attacked them.
Hatekayama was charged with attempted murder. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News