Reason why the leader of Yamaguchigumi VI, Shinobu Tsukasa, appeared at Shin-Yokohama station with young leaders in tow | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Reason why the leader of Yamaguchigumi VI, Shinobu Tsukasa, appeared at Shin-Yokohama station with young leaders in tow

While the leader of the Kobe Yamaguchigumi, Kunio Inoue, and the representative of the Kizuna-kai, Kizumasa Oda, were attacked one after another, and the war of division was showing a new development

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Shin-Yokohama Station, with the leader of the Tsukasa clan (center), the third young leader Takayama (third from right), and the assistant young leader Takeuchi (fourth from right) walking through the station. Passersby also stopped to admire them.

Amidst the press, Shinobu Tsukasa shook hands with President Jiro Kiyota and chatted with him. The current head of the Tsukasa clan came to visit him, accompanied by a wakagashira and even an assistant wakagashira. That is how much they wanted to show that they are on friendly terms with the Inagawa-kai,” said Tomohiko Suzuki, a nonfiction writer and expert on the gang situation.

At around 10:00 on the morning of June 17, the area around JR Shin-Yokohama Station was on a bizarre state of high alert. A Kanagawa Prefectural Police helicopter was flying overhead, and more than a dozen plainclothes police officers were on guard. In the midst of all this, the leader of the Yamaguchigumi VI, Shinobu Tsukasa, emerged from the ticket gate of the Shinkansen. Assistant head Shomei Takeuchi led the way, and there was even a young head Seiji Takayama in front of the car that picked them up.

On this day, the group headed for the headquarters of the Yamakawa Family, the core organization of the Inagawa-kai. Shortly before this, Jiro Kiyota, the president of Inagawa-kai, had been taking a rest due to poor health. He came to pay his respects,” said a reporter from a national newspaper.

The head of the Tsukasa clan stayed at the headquarters for about an hour and had lunch with him. When they came out, Mr. Tsukasa and Mr. Kiyota shook hands firmly.

Recently, the Yamaguchigumi VI has been on the offensive: on June 5, more than 10 bullets were fired into the home of Kunio Inoue, the head of the Kobe Yamaguchigumi. On the following day, June 6, a passenger car was rammed into the home of Kizumasa Oda, the head of Kizumakukai, which re-split from the Kobe Yamaguchigumi. In both cases, the arrested persons are believed to be related to the Yamaguchigumi VI. Mr. Suzuki, a former member of the Yamaguchigumi, said, “A series of attacks have occurred.

It is thought that a series of attacks have been spontaneously initiated, so to speak, by people who have sensed an atmosphere of ‘if you do it, you will be evaluated’ rather than by the higher-ups of the Yamaguchigumi VI giving instructions. There is a possibility that ‘active diplomacy’ such as this trip to Tokyo will accelerate this trend. However, I don’t think that the Kobe side is just sitting on its hands. There is a possibility that they will take some action.

The Yamaguchigumi split war is now in full swing.

President Kiyota and head of the Tsukasa clan in front of the Yamakawa family headquarters. No alcohol was consumed during lunch, and the meeting proceeded in a friendly atmosphere.

From “FRIDAY” July 8, 2022 issue

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