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Man dies after being hit with beer bottles in bar

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Police in Yokohama have arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of murder after he hit a 62-year-old man in the head with two beer bottles following a dispute in a bar. The victim died later in hospital.

The incident occurred at around 2:30 a.m. at the bar in Asahi Ward, Fuji TV reported. According to police, Koji Denda, who works in the construction industry, was sitting at the counter drinking beside Makoto Fukusaki, an interior decorator, when they started arguing.

Police quoted witnesses as saying that Denda dragged Fukusaki to the floor, sat astride him, then hit him in the head with two beer bottles.

The bar manager called police. Fukusaki was taken to hospital where he died about five hours later.

Police said the two men did not know each other and had come to the bar separately. Since his arrest, Denda has remained silent, police said.

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sounds like the Woodridge tavern

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What happened to the close bars at 8 or 9? Have many bar owners became tired of the requests and decided to flout the government mandates?

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The interior decorator never had a chance.

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The NomadT

What happened to the close bars at 8 or 9? Have many bar owners became tired of the requests and decided to flout the government mandates?

Judging from strolling through Golden Gai I would say about 2/3 closed and 1/3 remain open, being of course more crowded. Yes, brilliant idea by Koike. It worked before, cough, so try it again.

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Tragic end for the deceased. Another assailant who couldn’t control his rage while under the influence of alcohol. If you’re pieced, buy another round for the other guy and level the playing field.

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Since his arrest, Denda has remained silent, police said.

Very wise in Japan, until he gets proper legal representation present during questioning.

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Reckless

The interior decorator never had a chance.

How do you know? None of us were there to watch the fight.

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It’s not like a movie where it breaks over someone’s head and they keep fighting.

Those heavier bottles are like getting hit with a glass baseball bat.

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Not a good bar… Normally the bartenders in Japan place your favorite drinks’ bottles in front of you, so if one or several of those more precarious attackers have their cheap beer bottles, you can defense with your luxury liquor or whiskey bottle without even leaving the seat. lol Another possibility, you go there often and the befriended bartender lends you quickly an ice pick if you are in urgent need of a convincing anti measure. Generally speaking, be always prepared or those surrounding idiots prepare you.

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Many people become total savages when they drink/want to show off their thoughness. The only time I went to a club by myself in Japan I saw 2 foreigners lightly bumping into each other in front of me, thats when they stared at each other for 3 seconds and started throwing punches like rabid animals. Night life has never and will never be enjoyable for me.

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Now THIS is a cause for closing down the bars and controlling the alcoholism of the nation, not Corona.

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Alcohol in excess is bad for all nations and yes I sell it but I do think people need to know their limits and bar owners need to grow a pair when people have had enough. Add to this the lonely stressed out Japan style of drinking at the counter anything could and obviously does happen.

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The incident occurred at around 2:30 a.m. at the bar in Asahi Ward, Fuji TV reported.

I see the quasi-SoE is working...not.

Perhaps enforce a curfew on bars to stem the number of alcoholics from becoming even worse alcoholics and doing silly things like smashing beer bottles over people's heads? That would be a legit reason, not ad a farce to "curb Covid".

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Sigh,we have some serious alcohol problems in our nation and is not getting any better.

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Drinking at 2.30am?

What else would they do but start fighting?

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Nothing ever good comes out of bars.

Don't know why Denda had to hit him with two bottles, but he'll most likely blame it on the wine, as they usually do.

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buffalo - sounds like the Woodridge tavern

Affectionally known as, the gorilla pit.

These two ‘oyajis’ were blind drunk and full of self-importance. There is a huge problem in Japan with drinking and violence. Not that they will ever admit it.

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Lindsay

These two ‘oyajis’ were blind drunk and full of self-importance. There is a huge problem in Japan with drinking and violence. Not that they will ever admit it.

Where do you get that idea from? I go drinking a lot and see no violence, to the contrary. The only time that changed for a while was when the rugby championship descended on Tokyo 2 years ago, but those brawlers were not locals.

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Similar ages, both in the construction industry, happen to be in the same bar, don't know each other, one 'happens' to pick a fight and kill the other with a blow to the head using two bottles. If I were a detective, I would take a close look at their background and links. I smell yakuza. The killer might be willing to give up a few years of freedom in the twilight of their 'career', in return for several years food and board, and a golden handshake on the other side for their service.

On the other hand, it might just be a cranky geezer with an anger management problem who gets mad enough to kill a total stranger after a couple of drinks. Either way, readers on this site will probably never get to know, based on past form.

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Gallows for that coward!!..

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Don’t fight when you’re drunk, especially if you’re prone to picking stuff up to hit somebody with. One lawyer told about a case of an ashtray being used as a murder weapon. An ashtray!

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