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3 arrested over death of pub owner in Yamagata

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Police in Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture, on Thursday arrested three men on suspicion of killing a 36-year-old man whose body was found Wednesday inside the pub he owned.

According to police, Shota Furusawa, who owned The Romp, a British pub, was found collapsed inside the entrance to the establishment at around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. The pub is located about 150 meters from JR Yamagata Station.

Local media quoted police as saying Furusawa had been severely beaten about the head and face. He was taken to hospital where he was confirmed dead.

The pub was open as normal on Tuesday night, and police believe Furusawa was killed after the last customers left early Wednesday morning.

Police said the three suspects, aged 41, 31 and 30, worked for a company that operated another pub and that there had been a dispute between them and Furusawa.

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Caught these suspects quickly!

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Oldest business trick in the book : kill your rival business owner to eliminate competition. Sick. I hope these three animals rot in jail.

RIP to the poor British Pub owner.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Memo. Always close the door after the last customer. All the unknown ones who come after that usually don’t want to peacefully drink a beer…

2 ( +5 / -3 )

Memo. Always close the door after the last customer. All the unknown ones who come after that usually don’t want to peacefully drink a beer…

You think these three couldnt have waited and got at him in the car park?

And these three were not "unknown" to the victim.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Twenty years ago I managed a sports bar in shinjuku for six months. During that time there were three different groups of thugs came in told us to shut down. One group we knew were Yak related. We just told them to p-off and never come back, which they did. The bar was frequented by Aussie rugby players and US footballers. It was a smart move for them not to come back. I dare say this is the same situation this poor guy got himself into. There’s no mention of a yak connection but it’s very likely.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

One thing is for sure.. Yakuza would never do that kind of crime. It's probably a Hangure group of criminals. They are really gruesome.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Let me see it was a Pub. I hope they don't all use the get out of jail card excuse I was drunk, I don't remember.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Not paying extortion money probably, poor bugger

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Radovan Stojanović

One thing is for sure.. Yakuza would never do that kind of crime

Actually, that is not sure at all, as Yakuza do that kind of crime. However, of course nobody here knows if they involved or not. It all speculation.

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