January 20th – On the 20th, local time, the police in Okayama Prefecture, Japan, said that they had arrested 10 members of the Kobe Yamaguchi Group, a designated violent group in Japan, in December 2020 on suspicion of illegal dinner parties, and issued a national wanted notice for three members who fled the scene.
According to a report by Japan’s Asahi Shimbun on the 20th, on December 25, 2020, the police in Okayama Prefecture, Japan, received information that 13 members of the Kobe Yamaguchi Group had dinner in a local restaurant.
After arriving at the scene, the police arrested 10 members and issued a national wanted notice for 3 members who had fled the scene. .
In May 2020, there was a shooting in Okayama Prefecture related to the confrontation between the “Yamaguchi Group” and the “Kobe Yamaguchi Group”.
Okayama Prefecture police subsequently banned more than five people from both sides from gathering, entering their respective offices and pestering members of opposing groups.
If a member violates, the police can arrest him.
In 2015, Japan’s largest designated violent group “Yamaguchi Group” split, and thousands of members left the team and set up another door to establish the Kobe Yamaguchi Group.
After the split, there have been many armed firefights between the two factions, with casualties on both sides.