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Man suspected of ordering Tochigi killings held; total arrests 6

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This is beginning to read like a Netflix show.

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Hard to imagine how Sekine thought he would get away with that. It makes no difference to the victims I suppose but there is something doubly tragic about being the victim of an incompetent criminal. I suppose because, if he had thought about it at all, you would still be alive. But this gruesome story still seems to have more to give.

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the common-law husband of victims' daughter may have been the mastermind...

well, i didn't see that one coming!!

6 ( +6 / -0 )

Gallows!!!..

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I had suspected that they had run afoul of the mafia, but now it seems this a family dispute, including the dubious son in law. I had not seen that one coming.

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there is something doubly tragic about being the victim of an incompetent criminal.

Hope this makes quote of the day.

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 but there is something doubly tragic about being the victim of an incompetent criminal

Frankly, I do not see how being the victim of a competent criminal is less tragic.

I this case, if the murder had been carried out by professionals, the police would not have been as successful.

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Not what I had thought before, good work by the police.

RIP the couple and the others get long jail times.

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I thought so there's someone behind the case. Someone known to the victims and wanted them dead.

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Interesting, when the story broke, most posters blamed the yakuza. Point made when you "assume" you make a Azz out of you and me (ass-u-me).

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Like most others my bets were on the Yaks...but surely they would have only killed one of them, or kidnapped the daughter. Sekine probably thought by giving out lots of money the other guys would do a propper job of letting the bodies dissapear and not have the police find them this fast.

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Seawolf

Sekine probably thought by giving out lots of money the other guys would do a propper job of letting the bodies dissapear and not have the police find them this fast.

Yes, outsourcing the murder to a bunch of juvenile Shibuya disco kids was not the brightest idea.

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Agree with Tokyo Living that he might likely get Shikke. Not that I am wishing evil on my fellowman.

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@H, Guessing that their shop manager Sasaki might eventually get 死刑 Shikei (rather than Shikke) about 20 years up the road.

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Edit, the partner of their daughter, and shop manager is Sekine, not Sasaki. My bad.

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Son-in-law trying to take over the businesses by foul means.

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Ah, but things do join up.

Peeping from under his long sleeves in publicly available photos, you can see Sekine’s body is covered in tattoos. The Y like to work their way into legitimate businesses…

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Well, the daughter will have to look for a better partner. I hope there are no children involved.

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nandakandamanda

Peeping from under his long sleeves in publicly available photos, you can see Sekine’s body is covered in tattoos. The Y like to work their way into legitimate businesses…

Reality check: Not every tattoo in Japan is Y related. Times have changed.

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Zaphod, these end in a clear line at the wrists and lower neck. Designed to be hidden under a shirt. Not your everyday tattoo afficionado. In context and on balance I still strongly suspect Y affiliation.

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nandakandamanda

Zaphod, these end in a clear line at the wrists and lower neck. Designed to be hidden under a shirt.

Not true. Go to a sento these days. Not that unusual to see young people with tattoos similar in design and craft to what the Y use. You would have to see the gang affiliation symbol in front to be sure.

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I remember in a bar one guy showed me his affiliation symbol on his ankle, to the Yamaguchi Gumi.

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nandakandamanda

I remember in a bar one guy showed me his affiliation symbol on his ankle, to the Yamaguchi Gumi.

Possible. I do not claim to be an expert on this. A local told me that the gang symbol always goes on the chest, maybe that was BS. Anyway, my point is that from photo of the guys arm you can not say for sure he is Y affiliated.

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Shūkan Bunshūn has an article about Sekine this month.

So far the press have confined themselves to quoting people who say he acted like a Chinpira.

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You can catch a glimpse of Sekines neck tattoo in new TV footage. Those antlers look street punk, they are not a motif used by the Y.

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