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6 gang members arrested after brawl in parking lot of convenience store

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Police in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, have arrested six members of the Sumiyoshi-kai crime syndicate on suspicion of assaulting two men in a convenience store parking lot in February.

According to police, Yuya Tominaga, 28, and five other men took part in a brawl among dozens of men in their teens and 20s at around 10:35 p.m. on Feb 11, Sankei Shimbun reported. The suspects, who were arrested on Sunday, kicked and punched two male victims, aged 19 and 20, causing them severe head injuries.

A nearby resident called police to report there was a gang fight going on.

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I thought Japan was safe? Everyone here touts how "safe" Japan is

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causing them to severe head injuries.

Mods: That sentence doesn’t need the to before severe.

Moderator: Thank you for pointing it out. It has been fixed.

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crime syndicate

high-powered stuff.... thugging, I mean fighting, in a conbini parking-lot.

wonder who the "dozens of men" are, and what happened to them.

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Moderator: Thank you for pointing it out. It has been fixed.

No problem. Please use your little moderation box next time so it doesn’t look like I included your comment in my post because it creates confusion. Thanks.

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When I first read that headline, I though "gang members" as in the Crips and the Bloods. However, this is more about the Yakuza than your typical "brothas."

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OCD

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I thought Japan was safe?

It is. That doesn’t mean there isn’t any crime.

Everyone here touts how "safe" Japan is

Because it is.

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That this even made the news is a pretty good indicator of how safe Japan is (at least compared to where I’m from).

I thought Japan was safe? Everyone here touts how "safe" Japan is

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I wonder if most of the brawl was just a bunch of holding each other by the collars and trying to out scream each other like on TV.

Most fights I have seen in Japan looks like that because neither side actually wants to fight, but they want to appear tough.

The other fights when some one actually goes to fisticuffs tend to be one-sided bully scenarios. One or more persons are just wailing on the other one because they have shown that will not hit back.

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There's a difference between gang members and gangsters. These chinpira may not be high-level but if they are members of a crime syndicate, they should be referred to as gangsters.

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@Numan, well put. I just watched a Bosozoku documentary on youtube: absolutely brilliant - the gang fights were so structured. The leader struts around screaming at the underlings who do nothing but look humbly at the floor. Violence is all about saving face and maintaining order.

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Was it the Sharks and the Jets?

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Be Cool.

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The suspects, who were arrested on Sunday, kicked and punched two male victims, aged 19 and 20, causing them severe head injuries.

If this was 6 on 2, I would not describe it as a "brawl", but rather as a violent assault.

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Scarce

I thought Japan was safe? Everyone here touts how "safe" Japan is

It IS safe. That does not mean crime does not exist at all. How many times has that been explained?

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Definition of safe : protected from or NOT EXPOSED to danger or risk

Japan is NOT safe.

BUT, and it where you all want to go because you like to compare : it is much SAFER than many other countries

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...if you take this definition literally sure

but then really, no country, state, or neighborhood on Earth is “safe”

Definition of safe : protected from or NOT EXPOSED to danger or risk

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Dozens of men, that implies at least 24 or much more taking part in that brawl. And then only 2 people hurt and six identified as gang members and probably only therefore not for the fighting, taken in custody? That’s really nothing special, happening in every school class every morning...lol And yes, it’s a safe country, if you don’t intentionally run at night to places where the gangs meet, something that is also common sense anywhere else in the world.

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