• Kyodo News


The Tokyo District Court sentenced a mob boss to death Monday for ordering two separate shootings in Maebashi, Gunma Prefecture, and Tokyo in which five people, including three bystanders, were killed.

Osamu Yano, 58, boss of an arm of the Sumiyoshi-kai mob syndicate, was convicted of ordering accomplices to open fire in a bar in Maebashi in January 2003 in which three bystanders and a mobster were killed.

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