• Kyodo


Two top members of a crime syndicate agreed Friday to pay about ¥97.5 million to the relatives of a man fatally shot by yakuza in Gunma Prefecture, acknowledging their liability as employers in a court settlement.

The victim was among three customers at a bar who died in the shooting in Maebashi on Jan. 25, 2003, when three yakuza tried to kill the former boss of a rival group.

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