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Four injured after 10 men brawl in Saitama family restaurant

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A man was unconscious in hospital on Wednesday and another three were seriously injured after an argument which started in a Skylark Gusto family restaurant in Koshigaya City turned into a fight involving more than 10 men.

Police received a call just after noon from an employee saying there were men fighting in the restaurant. Police rushed to the scene and found two men in their 20s lying on the ground at the gas station across the road. Both of them were bleeding and one of them had been stabbed, and he remained in critical condition Wednesday night. Two more men received treatment for their injuries, police said.

Police said one of the windows of the restaurant was smashed when the fight erupted, but that no other customers were injured. One customer told police that the men seemed to be arguing over a girl before they started fighting.

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Sounds to me like they were members of the Kokushikan U. and Takushoku U. glee clubs. I saw them go at each other once in a Shakey's pizza restaurant in Ochanomizu and had to crawl beneath my table to avoid the flying debris. Boys will be boys.

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This story is so perfect it brought a tear to my eye. Massive brawl. Saitama. Skylark Gusto restaurant. 10 dudes fighting over 1 girl.

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classy

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Get some! The WWE comes to Saitama (where else of course). Woo!!! (Ric Flair). As Altria points out, this sounds like to perfect brawl. However, I want more information. Were there chair shots?

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I really want to fly to Japan and meet this girl! Saitama rocks my world! Can we please get some video footage of this awsome brawl?

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Awesome.

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Perfect, classy, awesome, boys will be boys? Has it not entered your minds that this was a fight between some yobs in a FAMILY restaurant with women and kids around? I hope that the police find time to pressure the injured where it hurts to get the names and then round up the rest of them.

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a girl is never worth fighting over. stupid fools.

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Saitama once again brings some joy to the Japanese world!

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love a good old fashioned brawl, but over something important like a football game or politics or something important... a girl?

bobbafett hit the nail on the head.

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I bet they all wanted to pay for her drink bar and things got a bit heated.

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Wow! I bet there was some serious bitch slapping and screaming going down. I've seen a few brawls in Japan, but I don't think I've ever seen a J-guy throw a straight punch.

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Saitama is full of low lifes, sad but true, my part of Tokyo is quite near Saitama, and you can quickly tell the difference between the better educated folks here in Tokyo and their poorer counterparts in Saitama.

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If this continues, they will have to set up a protective fence around the prefecture to stop this human detritus polluting the surrounding areas (lol). If this happens, then Japan will truly become "The Gulag Archapeligo"

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Beelzebub

Are you saying these were university kids..?

Because this JT article clearly states, "10 men" and we all know that in Japan, anyone under the age of 50 is considered a boy or teen.

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Long live the country where something like this makes headlines!

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pfffft skylark...if it's not people coughing all over the salad bar it's 20 man western saloon style brawls.

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JT: find the girl, get a pic. She has to be one foxy lady to have 10 dudes punching it out over her. Either that or she cn suck-start a harley-davidson!

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More and more I think Dante missed writing about a 10th level of hell called "Saitama."

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techall. Most likely in Saitama some over made up, big hair, short skirt kogal type. Trust me, you don't want to see photos of them.

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Sounds like a yak lunch outing.

They'll all be pals again tomorrow, albeit missing a pinky or two. (Assuming the knife victim survives or course.)

As when I witnessed a real, chair-wielding bar brawl in Welsh village while cowering behind a pool table, it's vitally important for spectators to 1) Keeps out of sight 2) Make NO eye contact 3) NEVER, EVER let the semblance of a smile creep across your face.

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This is news in Saitama?

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Yes! Saitama is back in the news with bang!

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I bet they fought with Gusto.

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Did they say if any of the other customers had a chance to lay down some bets on the outcome of the fight?

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yes Taiko and Hakujin, this is behavior more in tune with Those European Island Nations who love a good brawl down the pub. Not Japan. Imbeciles even over here do it.

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I wish something cool happened when I was in a family restaurant! Usually they are the most boring places imaginable. As for Saitama, it is such a massive city, there are bad and good areas. This part mustve been full of working-class trash...

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These guys probably have knocked over a few gas stations and have records. I saw tons of Japanese 20s fighting in Tokyo, usually Shinjuku and Roppongi usually over a bird or cash. They all carry knives and the baseball bat is in the back seat. I have seen probably 5 stabbings in 10 years. Heaven goods there were no guns in this cat fight...

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I think they were fighting to decide if they want ice cream or cake as a desert. Unlawful things cannot happen in Japan, I am sure.

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Is a fork in the ass considered a serious injury?

S!

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There once was a man from Saitma

Who met up with some dudes from Hayama

They got into a brawl in a Gusto Bar

That lead to destruction of someone's Car

Did I mentioned this happened in Saitama

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Wow. A fairly normal crime reported for once.

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This news 'bout a fight makes me sick Especially one over a chick But I was surprised She'd pulled the wool over our eyes When I learned the chick had a dictator for a father.

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An obvious dispute that got a little out of hand between these fine Gentlemen, as to who was going to pay the fair lady's tab I'm sure.

My advice, "Always go Dutch".

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Excellent. Saitama strikes again. Hope Skylark doesn't get bad rep because of this - they are the best famuri resto.

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Arguing over a girl???

Like there is a shortage in japan.

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i was wondering why it took so long but saitama is back in the crime section.

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Hope they wash the knives at that Gusto!

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surely the video has been uploaded. Anybody?

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Seriously fighting over a girl how stupid

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Los Saitama , " The Prefecture (city) Of Angels " I wish I was there. Please go to Joyful or Denny's please. I want to watch.

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Noirgaijin that was a lousy limerick. Try this

At a local greasy spoon in Saitama, A fellow in drag (an Okama) Provoked a small riot When he dared them to try it "Cuz the food here was made by yo' mama."

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Beelzebub - LOL good one. seriously, though, I am beginning to think that the water in Saitama ken is polluted with some mind - blowing chemicals. There seems to be no other news from the lace than this kind of thing, on a regular basis. Cho inaka.

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She must be something special. I wonder where she was made. This is just bunch of idiots looking for trouble or showing off their muscles. If there is shortage of girls in Japan, than they should import some Filipino maids, some of them are very pretty.

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They should make a movie and call it "Rumble in Koshigaya" lol

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bushlover:

Had to get in your anti-Brit piece didn't you?

As I've posted before, I've only ever seen one bar fight in my life.

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"the men seemed to be arguing over a girl"

I'll bet there would have been a lot more damage if it'd been some girls fighting over a guy.

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**They were arguing over who gets to date the 70 year old Mama-san next door at the snack. These Saitama guys are really the craziest!**

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Hmmmm, Skylark Gusto, eh? Must be one of those pesky "foreigner areas" we`ve been warned about.

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...and the man in the back said everyone attack and it turned into a Skylark blitz.

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There once were ten dudes from Saitama Who thought they had massive Kintama They all threw a punch Over some bitches lunch Then walked away from the whole dilemma.

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Taiko, yes I did. Just like I endured years of anti-Americanism here. So suck it up. These people acted like British soccer fans.

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Dent - Your last line doesn't ryhme. Tee hee!

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One chick huh! Sucks to get stabbed for one chick. Ouch!

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DentShop, Sarge is right. How about "But she left with the Dalai Lama"?

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By "family" restaurant, they must mean...

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Beelzebub, I gave it my best shot! I got C in creative writing.

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arguing over a girl before they started fighting.

ah, yes.. the firestarters.. as bad as a game of pool.

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58 posts and no one has spotted the obvious - look at the car in the picture that the police are investigating: it is a late model Toyota Celsior - black with tinted windows. That car is very popular among a certain group in Japan and that certain group has a propensity for a bit of biffo, among other things!

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Looks like you have trailer trash in Japan, too. They're always fun to spectate as long as you can move quickly out of the way. And men are never worth fighting over, either, bobba.

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