Yakuza held over intimidation attack

An underworld figure has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing the son of nonfiction writer Atsushi Mizoguchi in Tokyo in January because of an article he wrote on a crime syndicate, police said Monday.

Yasutsugu Uoyama, 59, formerly a senior member of a group linked with the Yamaguchi-gumi, is believed to have threatened Mizoguchi, 63, over the article published in a weekly magazine.