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Man shot dead in Hyogo Pref in possible gang feud

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I suppose it's possible that 10 cartridges were found at the scene, but more likely they were casings. Cartridges means they were unfired bullets, casings are what's left afterwards.

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armed with a submachine gun and a handgun 

That's a helluva lotta firepower for this country. I really wish they'd include what makes and calumets the firearms are.

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Its no loss to Japan. Yamaguchi-gumi is notorious for selling drugs, standover of business, violence and sex trafficking. Real bad guys.

Well done police for risking there life to capture the shooter and get the machine gun off the streets.

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Good, get these losers off the streets.

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Taking out each other .... why not!

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Hisanori Asahina, 52, allegedly possessed a submachine gun and a handgun along with five live bullets

Isnt five bullets a little stingy for a submachine gun?

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Kansai is veritably the Wild West!

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Kansai is veritably the Wild West!

Wut? 1 shooting and you call it the wild west? Don't forget some yakuza used a grenade and a bazooka a few years back in Fukuoka.

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A sub-machine gun? That’s a word I haven’t heard used for 40 years. I believe the correct phrase is, automatic rifle or semi-automatic. A sub-machine gun conjures images of Al Capone.

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A sub-machine gun conjures images of Al Capone.

My initial reaction, too. Why did the yakuza spend their profits from selling North Korean crystal meth on Chicago pianos? And what does "live bullets" mean? Is there a difference between bullets and live bullets? Typical Kyodo article.

standover of business

Another expression I'd never heard before. Must be Australian, I've never heard it in the UK or US.

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A sub-machine gun? That’s a word I haven’t heard used for 40 years. I believe the correct phrase is, automatic rifle or semi-automatic.

Sub-machine guns are still being produced and used. Not sure, but I think the difference is the calibre of bullet. Sub-machine guns use a lighter calibre, like 9mm.

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@PAPIGIULIO

Try getting out and speaking to the locals a bit more-lots of news that never makes it online...and last time I looked Fukuoka,was in the west...

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Let them kill each other off I say. As long as innocents don't get caught up in it

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When police officers tried to question him after pulling over his vehicle, Asahina reportedly pointed a handgun at officers.

And they didn't shoot him on thr spot? This is definitely not the US.

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ZaphodToday 08:26 am JST

Hisanori Asahina, 52, allegedly possessed a submachine gun and a handgun along with five live bullets

Isnt five bullets a little stingy for a submachine gun?

Sounds about right since he left about ten rounds in the other guy!

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A sub-machine gun? That’s a word I haven’t heard used for 40 years. I believe the correct phrase is, automatic rifle or semi-automatic. A sub-machine gun conjures images of Al Capone.

Al Capone? I think you are talking about 'tommy guns', personally when I read submachine guns I think they are referring to Uzi's.

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It's better for both gangs to kill off each other.

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Used to live near one of their houses/office in Nara, it was a decorative red brick detached building with large automatic gates. Big cars with blacked out windows would arrive and leave, the gates would silently open and close. Always felt creepy walking past

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My student didn't come to the lesson yesterday because his mother was worried, even though the shooter had been arrested!!

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A sub machinegun is a firearm capable of fully automatic fire, and that uses handgun caliber ammunition (.22, 9mm, etc).

The weapon left at the scene shown on the news with a dozen or so casings littered around it, appeared to be of the AR-15 family. That would be a semi-automatic rifle, not even a machine gun or “assault rifle.”

Unless the suspect had an Uzi or MP-5 with him when arrested, sub machine gun is a misnomer.

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The whole gun definition problem here started from the media when one of the first witnesses described to the press an unusual series of cartridge casings clattering to the ground, indicating some kind of automatic weapon. (Most gun hits in Japan are single or double shots at most.)

This was loose enough in the J press, so how were E translators supposed to deal with it?

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The whole gun definition problem here started from the media when one of the first witnesses described to the press an unusual series of cartridge casings clattering to the ground, indicating some kind of automatic weapon. 

Firearm nomenclature in Japanese can be pretty tricky.

Hunting rifle(猟銃) is often confused or used interchangeably with shotgun (散弾銃). Automatic rifle (小銃) is often confused with submachine gun (自動小銃) and automatic pistol (自動拳銃).

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The Yaks like using the 61 Scorpion submachine gun 7,65mm. A few have been recovered in Japan and were brought in from Brazil. Know fact. low caliber and very discrete and can concealed easily.

There has never been any bazooka incident in Kyushu perpetrated by the Yakuza ever @ papigiulio.

In Omuta. April 6, 2011, a hand-grenade explosion killed former Seido-kai underboss Sueharu Matsunaga, 54, and his associate in their car. Both were the subjects of arrest warrants on suspicion that they had assaulted a senior member of their own gang with a whiskey bottle in a hostess bar in Omuta. When their bodies were found, it was not clear whether they had intended to attack the headquarters of the Seido-kai gang or had just mistakenly blew themselves up instead.

On February 22nd 2001 a Snack bar was said to have been blown up over debts. Wo-machi Kokoura. The poilce recoved what was said to be a pineapple hand grenade was used in the blast. But later found it was a gas leak set off by space heater. And the pineapple hand grenade found. Was some sort of paper weight and was not even real that sat on bar.

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Sorry. Typo* line two. Little known fact I meant.

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@slickdrifter

here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJsK059gVDg

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The weapon in question was confirmed a few minutes ago by an expert on NHK news to be an American military-issue M16...

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Hope no innocent bystanders get caught in the crossfire of this gang war.

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「米軍のM16改良型」Kairyogata means a 'modified version of a' US military M16.

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「米軍のM16改良型」Kairyogata means a 'modified version of a' US military M16.

By modified they mean tacticooled? Or is Gorugo 13 here with his sniperified m16? :p

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