Police in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, have arrested three senior members of the Kudo-kai yakuza crime syndicate over the attack on a dentist last May. Six others are expected to be arrested later in the day, police said.
The 29-year-old dentist was stabbed by a man in a parking lot in Kokurakita Ward. As the victim got out of his car, two men on a bike rode up. One of the men got off the bike and stabbed the dentist in several parts of his body. The two assailants then fled.
According to sources, security camera footage taken from near the scene of the attack is what assisted police in drawing up the charges against the gang, TBS reported Monday.
The dentist, who survived the attacks, is the grandson of the head of a fishermen’s union who was shot dead in a probable gang-related dispute in 1998. Last year, the gang's leader, Satoru Nomura, and others were indicted over the 1998 killing.© Japan Today