Police said Monday that a bar in Kitakyushu was torched in what appears to be the latest attack on drinking establishments that post stickers at the door telling gang members they are not welcome.
According to police, smoke was seen coming from the 42-square-meter bar on the 4th floor of a building in Kogura-Kita Ward at about 5 a.m. Monday, Fuji TV reported. The bar was closed on Sunday.
Police quoted firefighters as saying the fire was started by someone who poured oil outside the door and then ignited it.
The arson attack is the 5th incident in the past month involving attacks on bars and bar employees. In all cases, the bars had posted stickers warning gangsters not to come in.© Japan Today