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Three men arrested for dumping dismembered bodies in Tokyo Bay

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Police on Wednesday arrested three men for allegedly dumping the dismembered bodies of two men in Tokyo Bay in mid-June. The severed bodies of Junichi Takakura, 36, an employee at an adult entertainment business in Yamato City in Kanagawa Prefecture, and Daisuke Mizumoto, 28, manager of a mahjong business in Tokyo’s Kabukicho, were found in the waters off Yokohama in late June.

The three men arrested on Wednesday are accused of severing the bodies with a saw in a Funabashi City hotel in Chiba Prefecture on June 19, and dumping the body parts in Tokyo Bay. Staff at the hotel told police that the men said they were filming a movie, and so not to worry about any noise.

Each of the three men has admitted to dumping the bodies in the waters, but have denied severing them. They have also said they did not know the victims.

Police believe that up to a dozen more men were involved in the deaths of the two men. The pair are believed to have had some problems with an organized crime syndicate over the mahjong business in Kabukicho and had debts in the order of 20-30 million yen. Information related to drug transactions has also begun to surface, police said.

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just like above-board Japan, the underworld is over-labored. 12 thugs used to murder two? at least they're a little more efficient than government's 100 cops used to catch two teens.

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ahh yes, love the yakuza now people?

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Why is it that the police never release the names of gangsters in cases like this? If you are a celeb and you run a red light, your name is plastered all over the news!

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Just another day in the black market Japan..... you pass them daily on the sidewalks or in the car...

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...and regardless of country or currency. Porn, drugs, and dodgy business.... You get whacked if you owe. Nuff said. Next...

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Staff at the hotel told police that the men said they were filming a movie, and so not to worry about any noise.

If they find the movie, they can put all 12 away for life!

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The victims obviously forgot to show their press credentials

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Dont get involved with them in the first place.....simple.

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20-30 million yen in debt?

They should have left the country when they could.

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Yep, don't mess with the REAL Yaks. Careless of them to get caught though.

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OK, so 12 guys do the killing but they have to use 3 contractors to do the rest?

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That's why they call it F-U-Nabashi!

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jason6-at least they're a little more efficient than government's 100 cops used to catch two teens.

29 year olds are teens now?

So are you happy these three men were arrested, or did their arrest also not meet the cost/benefit analysis adapted for the age requirements in the 20/20 hindsight flow chart?

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"severing the bodies with a saw"

Sick puppies here.

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I don't know Sarge. Seems pretty straightforward to me. Absent ubiquitous pig farms and dog kennels, a saw and a big body of water seem like a ready made body disposal solution for the modern yak on the go.

Actually, if the police want to find the guy behind this, they need to find Bricktop. This all sounds like a scene out of the movie SNATCH. A bunch of goons with SAWZALLS, a tarp, and three body bags.

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what good is killing guys who owe you money? slice off some body parts, beat up their loved ones, and eventually, you can get at least something back. Something is better than complete loss and bodies of evidence.

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Never deal with underwold figures. They will be nice to you but not for long. They will hit you from the back. Police should concentrate on crimes and such 'Mafia Monsters.' Hanging party shoud not be abolished because of such 'Bandidos.' This is another good story for movies production.

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agreed Klein2...

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It is interesting how this case, involving drugs, maffia, murders and dismembering ocuppies much less space in newspapers and tv than pickpocketers, bullies and people caught with 0.08 gram of drugs.

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The Yakuzas were just setting an example to the public that whoever tries to fleece them, this is the end result. I believe these people are meaner than the Mafia and the Vietcongs.

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BBLeo

You said a mouthful. If one chooses, one could live a whole life without making contact with people who break legs and chop up bodies for a living. I cannot believe that people choose lives filled with gambling (mahjongg and pachinko?), drugs, prostitution, etc. Given the risks and craziness, I mean, aren't there at least a hundred better ways to live a life? For these poor people, I could certainly think of a hundred better deaths too.

Mahjongg? I mean Mahjongg? What are they thinking?

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