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Brawl involving 100 customers breaks out at Tokyo skyscraper restaurant

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"There were no other customers other than members of the group."

Gosh. I wonder what larger organization this "group" belonged to. I guess we'll never know.

But, I'll bet there were a lot of sunglasses and hair gel worn at that gathering.

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Sounds like Japanese gangsters. And if so, the restaurant management should be investigated. It is illegal to do business with Yakuza.

-10 ( +17 / -27 )

The news definitely exaggerated the whole thing. There is probably around a 100 customer there but only a couple of guys fought while the rest watch or try to break up the fight. And most probably left after seeing things getting out of hand.

11 ( +18 / -7 )

Very un Japanese

3 ( +12 / -9 )

No mention of nationalities of the brawlers.

3 ( +13 / -10 )

Heard it was Chinese mafia.

-10 ( +13 / -23 )

Involving 100 is incorrect it was 10 members of the party. It was the Chinese Dragon group celebrating the release of a member from Prison. Clickbait headline here is a Japanese link

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/5a9badab4d7178c208588da6d729fa3fb0eecb75

27 ( +27 / -0 )

"you call this bisque?!" throws punch

24 ( +24 / -0 )

Good food and drink, nice view, entertaining fights,,,, what more could one want?

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It's a gang group calling themselves "Chinese Dragon." They were holding a party for one(s?) just released from prison.

Their background and cultural heritage are a bit complicated. The group members are Japanese nationals, the second or third generations of Japanese war orphans who were abandoned and raised in China at the time of war end. Those orphans as well as their kids were born and growing up in China, some may be "half" with Chinese and Japanese parents, and accompanied their Japanese parents going "home" to Japan. Many are unable to speak Japanese.

Though the former war orphans' (mal-) adaptation had already been addressed, the acculturation issues for their offspring are rather new and overlooked.

25 ( +25 / -0 )

No mention of nationalities of the brawlers.

Because everyone know who it was, and it was not Japanese.

-18 ( +7 / -25 )

No mention of nationalities of the brawlers.

Very good question..

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Usually when unhappy with the food or service i just leave a bad review.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

Thank you JTLurker for the link, a lot of info missing here.

Interestingly, this group is designated as 準暴力団,quasi-gang. Not sure what this quasi designation means, they are bad but not as bad as the hardcore yakuza?

8 ( +8 / -0 )

No mention of nationalities of the brawlers. -Because everyone know who it was, and it was not Japanese."

Wrong

"The group members are Japanese nationals, the second or third generations of Japanese war orphans who were abandoned and raised in China at the time of war end"............ = Japanese nationals.

15 ( +16 / -1 )

Brawl started 30 min. after arriving? That's rather fast. Assume it wasn't about who pays for dinner!

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Not enough time to get drunk.

12 ( +12 / -0 )

Interestingly, this group is designated as 準暴力団,quasi-gang. Not sure what this quasi designation means, they are bad but not as bad as the hardcore yakuza?

The quai-gang are loosely organised without a hierarchy. Unlike most yakuza crime syndicates, they are not (yet) designated as anti-social organisations subject to prohibitions/regulations on their activities. The guasi-gang is said to offer the yakuza a loophole.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

Surely the police could've gotten there a little faster? Were they afraid of the dragons?

6 ( +7 / -1 )

These things never happen at a mos burger ....

15 ( +15 / -0 )

> > ArisaToday 10:05 am JST

No mention of nationalities of the brawlers.

> Because everyone know who it was, and it was not Japanese

Really? I don't know. Please let us know what group.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Next time venue please: baseball ground

2 ( +2 / -0 )

wallaceToday  09:53 am JST

Very un Japanese

MeiyouwentiToday  09:55 am JST

No mention of nationalities of the brawlers.

If you know anything at all about Ikebukuro you would not need to ponder on which group was involved.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

Surely the police could've gotten there a little faster? Were they afraid of the dragons?

I was thinking so, Koban patrollers would be there pretty fast.

It's quite a picture, 100 gang members running away from a restaurant..

3 ( +3 / -0 )

However, it’s still quite a remarkable social career to make it in two generations or so from a war orphan to a guest at a French restaurant in Tokyo, and that in significant numbers. lol

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Not enough time to get drunk.

They were Japanese, more than plenty of time!

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Even the Japanese need more than 30 minutes to get drunk and introductions and greetings happen first.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Kill bill : Vol 3 is being shot there ?

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Chinese Dragon was one of the first groups identified to be han-gure, hoods who differ from vertically organized yakuza gangs.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

The scene was littered with broken beer bottles and glasses, the police said, adding they are investigating the incident as a suspected case of property damage.

Err...Really?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Sounds like a scene from a 1970s cowboy film.

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timeonToday  10:39 am JST

Not sure what this quasi designation means,

They add quasi to almost everything in Japan these days.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Sounds like an average Friday night at the local watering hole in Canada

2 ( +3 / -1 )

As usual, no charges, no arrest, nothing will happened. Business as usual for the low life gangsters here...

2 ( +5 / -3 )

100 dudes have a brawl and one guy gets a cut to his melon?

Wanna come drinking in West Belfast lads if you wanna try out yer skills.

Oh...and take the sunglasses off.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Brawl involving 100 customers breaks out at Tokyo skyscraper restaurant. Oddly there was a tall blond white woman wielding a samurai sword.

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Involving 100 is incorrect it was 10 members of the party. It was the Chinese Dragon group celebrating the release of a member from Prison. Clickbait headline here is a Japanese link 

https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/5a9badab4d7178c208588da6d729fa3fb0eecb75

JT asleep at the switch again.

clickbait headline .

More importantly, it reminds me of why I love living in this country. As soon as I read the clickbait headline, I knew with 99.9% certainty that those involved couldn't be Japanese.

-8 ( +1 / -9 )

Where's Bruce Lee when you need him!?

S

5 ( +5 / -0 )

That French place on top of Sunshine 60 is always filled with yaks and the like. Great food and an even better view! Had my wedding reception there. Something I should have known at the time: never marry a 3rd generation Japanese-Korean girl who says she works for her father who is in the business of “waste management”. Not surprised at all!

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Everybody is kung fu fighting (hoo, huh)

Your mind becomes fast as lightning

would have been fun

0 ( +2 / -2 )

It's a gang group calling themselves "Chinese Dragon." They were holding a party for one(s?) just released from prison.

Yes that is correct.

Their background and cultural heritage are a bit complicated. The group members are Japanese nationals, the second or third generations of Japanese war orphans who were abandoned and raised in China at the time of war end. Those orphans as well as their kids were born and growing up in China, some may be "half" with Chinese and Japanese parents, and accompanied their Japanese parents going "home" to Japan. Many are unable to speak Japanese.

Though the former war orphans' (mal-) adaptation had already been addressed, the acculturation issues for their offspring are rather new and overlooked.

The link to the article

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20221017/k10013860921000.html

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

The cops waited until they had all scarpered before turning up. How convenient for those involved.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

No surprise that the keystone-cops didn't all rush round there - they weren't going to risk getting hurt..... just best to trundle along later once the action's died down and make a quasi-assessment of the situation, and maybe mull over the preparation of a report.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Sounds like something out of Kill Bill! Bring it on!

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Imagine if you were having a birthday dinner with you Family, and this crowd showed up...

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Even the Japanese need more than 30 minutes to get drunk and introductions and greetings happen first

No they don't, but I see sarcasm goes straight over your head too!

2 ( +2 / -0 )

sounds like a Quentin Tarantino movie

4 ( +4 / -0 )

so…..no video?

if there’s no tik tok of it in 2022, it didn’t happen.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

when will it be on netflix?

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Their background and cultural heritage are a bit complicated. The group members are Japanese nationals, the second or third generations of Japanese war orphans who were abandoned and raised in China at the time of war end. Those orphans as well as their kids were born and growing up in China, some may be "half" with Chinese and Japanese parents, and accompanied their Japanese parents going "home" to Japan. Many are unable to speak Japanese.

O-ren Ishi's gang then.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Not enough time to get drunk.

Pre-gaming with 8 balls no doubt.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

I know what Rodney Dangerfield woul say,.....I went to a Yakuza brawl and a hockey game broke out

1 ( +1 / -0 )

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