• Kyodo


The head of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi gangster group was served a fresh arrest warrant Friday in connection with a scuffle at the office of a different yakuza group in Kyoto in January.

Kunio Inoue, 68, heads the breakaway group of yakuza formed in 2015 by defectors from Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan’s most powerful underworld group. He was previously arrested on suspicion of fraud for a mobile phone that was purchased under someone else’s name on June 6.

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