Who Are You To Collect From the Yakuza!” Special Background of Kudo-Kai’s Shinogi in Kanto | FRIDAY DIGITAL

Who Are You To Collect From the Yakuza!” Special Background of Kudo-Kai’s Shinogi in Kanto

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Kudo-kai President Nomura’s home was raided by Fukuoka police in September 2008 (Image: Kyodo News)

The police asked Nomura, “Do you know what kind of organization the Kudo-kai is? Do you want to be killed?

The man was threatened in this way and beaten and kicked for a long time in the rental car where he was confined. His hands and feet were bound with adhesive tape, and he was unable to resist. In the end, he was told to “help the Kudo-kai with their work” and released from the car.

On July 26, a joint task force of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department and the Fukuoka Prefectural Police Department arrested four suspects, including Kanta Arai, 22, a member of the Kudo-kai (Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture), a designated dangerous gang, for inflicting serious injuries on a college student, A, who was his acquaintance. The incident took place in May of this year. The incident occurred in May of this year.

Mr. A had loaned one of the suspects about 1.2 million yen. However, the suspect refused to repay the loan. The suspects are suspected of conspiring with Arai and others to rob Mr. A of 4.17 million yen worth of luxury watches and other items, and to steal a foreign-made luxury car (about 4 million yen).

The suspects also confined Ms. A in a rental car in Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture, and assaulted her severely. The Arai suspects told Ms. A, “We have a problem with the yakuza. Who are you katagi to collect money from the yakuza? Do you know what kind of organization the Kudo-kai is?

You will regret this!”

Kudo-kai President Nomura (Image: Jiji Press)

The Kudo-kai has a special presence in its hometown of Kitakyushu. A resident of Kitakyushu City tells us, “There have been injuries related to the Kudo-kai.

I once asked a victim of a Kudo-kai-related injury what happened to him. He patted me on the shoulder and said, ‘It’s for your own good. He patted me on the shoulder and said, “It’s for your own good. It’s better if you don’t know anything. Your parents and siblings are in your hometown. If you pry into them too much, you’ll get into trouble.

Sometimes, he would even touch ordinary people. There was once a bar in Kitakyushu City that had a sign on the front door that said, ‘No gangs allowed. After a while, the bar was seen to be messed up and destroyed with firearms. It is said that Kudo-kai warehouses store weapons that would surprise even the Self-Defense Forces, such as rocket launchers for anti-tank use.”

The Kudo-kai’s president, Satoru Nomura, who has been charged with murder and other crimes in four cases involving attacks on civilians, and its number two and chairman, Fumio Taue, are currently appealing against the verdict of the first trial court. When Nomura was sentenced to death by the Fukuoka District Court last August, he glared at Judge Tsutomu Adachi and threatened, “I was asking for a fair trial.

I was asking for a fair trial. I don’t know if there is such a trial. …… You will regret this for the rest of your life!

Tagomi also said the following just before leaving the courtroom: “You’re terrible, you know.

You’re terrible, you ……. Mr. Adachi!”

The Kudo-kai has been causing trouble all over Japan. What is the background behind the Kitakyushu-based Kudo-kai’s involvement in the Kanto region? Tomohiko Suzuki, a freelance journalist familiar with the gang situation, explains.

There is no doubt that Kudo-kai’s centripetal force has been weakened by the arrests of its top and number two leaders. The police have become more strict in their detection, and it has become difficult for them to make a “shinogi” (means of earning income) in their hometowns as they used to do. Tokyo has a much larger pie, making it an attractive place for stakes.

However, it is not only Kudo-kai that are expanding into the Kanto region. Almost every organization in the country is coming out to take advantage of the large income. The forms are also becoming more and more complicated, with many general contents such as fashion and restaurants, making it difficult to tell if it is a gangster’s shinogi or not.

The Kudo-kai will not hesitate to cause trouble even in the Kanto region if things do not go their way. The robbery and assault of a university student may be just the tip of the iceberg.

Kudo-kai offices being raided in October 2012 (Image: Jiji Press)
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