“I’m the most famous thug in Saitama!” Japanese children’s social media leads to beatings and arrests


Never get into pointless arguments online, especially if the other person is friends with a yakuza member.

social media can be a great way to connect with people in your community who share your values ​​and interests. For example, in the fall two middle school students in Saitama a person who met through social media found out about it they Both they considered themselves the most notorious thug in the prefecture.

It was 14-year-old boy who rolled the ball by posting “I am the most famous Yankee in Saitama” using Japanese slang for juvenile delinquents. AND A 15-year-old middle school student then replied, “I’m a more famous Yankee than you!”

However, Japan has yet to establish an official criminal celebrity ranking system, even at the national level, much less prefecture rankings. Two self-proclaimed notorious criminals decided to take the case personally, each bringing a group of followers with them. It is not clear what exactly happened at the meeting, but apparently the girl and her group were outnumbered. Rather than accept it as a sign of her lower level of Yankee fame, later, the girl contacted another friend of hers, a 25-year-old man who is a member of the Sumiyoshi-kai yakuza.

A member of an organized crime syndicate mobilized a crew estimated at 28 people and requiring six cars. In the predawn hours of October 2, the group then abducted a 14-year-old boy from his home in the city of Kawaguchi and dragged him to the car. Over the next four hours the boy was taken to three locations, including a riverbank and a parking lot, where he was beaten, kicked and beaten with a metal pipe, had broken ribs, a broken nose and other injuries that doctors say will take three months to heal.

Police reports indicate that the perpetrators, both male and female, were involved in abductions and beatings. Currently, 11 people have been arrested, including people aged 15 to 25, including at least one middle school and high school student. The identity of the 25-year-old yakuza member was revealed to be one Naoto Oguchi, a personal acquaintance of the 15-year-old girl. However, since the two teens whose social media beef kicked off the whole chain of events are still minors, their names have not been released to the public, so this ordeal hasn’t really helped any of their claims to fame.

Sources: NHK News Network, Nitele news by Hachim Kiko, Mainichi Shimbun by Peasant! News from Japan
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