100-person fistfight erupts at Tokyo skyscraper restaurant as gang gathers to celebrate member’s release from prison: report

Pedestrians wearing protective masks cross the road in front of the Sunshine 60 building in Tokyo on July 21, 2020.

Pedestrians wearing protective masks cross the road in front of the Sunshine 60 building in Tokyo on July 21, 2020.Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images

  • Tokyo police responded to a fistfight of 100 people at a restaurant in a Japanese skyscraper on Sunday.

  • According to Japanese media, the brawlers appeared to be gang members who booked the restaurant.

  • Police said they found broken bottles and glasses at the scene, according to local media.

A massive fistfight involving about 100 people broke out at a French restaurant in Tokyo on Sunday night., Japanese media reported.

Customers fully booked a contemporary French restaurant called Sunshine Cruise on the 58th floor of Sunshine 60, a skyscraper in the Ikebukuro district. Kyodo News reported. According to Kyodo News, which cited unnamed sources related to the investigation, the fight appeared to involve members of a gang called the Dragons of China.

100 people gathered to celebrate the release of one of the gang members from prison. Asahi Shimbun reportedalso citing an unnamed source.

The Asahi Shimbun reported that police were notified of the brawl around 6:30 p.m. Sunday after restaurant staff made an emergency call. Most of the diners involved in the brawl left the store immediately, and it is unknown how many remained when Tokyo police arrived.

The Asahi Shimbun reported that one man who remained in the restaurant was taken to the hospital and suffered a minor head injury.

A video posted to Twitter on Sunday showed a fleet of emergency vehicles arriving outside the Sunshine 60 skyscraper.

Some videos on Twitter also showed a mob of police officers gathering outside the Sunshine Cruise cruise restaurant.

A Sunshine Cruise staff member who responded to a call from Insider said they could not confirm or comment on the incident, citing an ongoing police investigation.

The Metropolitan Police Department told Kyodo News that they found broken beer bottles and glasses at a restaurant and are investigating the incident on suspicion of damage to property. Tokyo Police did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment through Japan’s Foreign Press Center.

According to Kyodo News, the Chinese Dragon Gang maintains ties to Japanese crime syndicates, but is not considered an established criminal organization.

its rank is widely believed It consists of the descendants of Japanese orphans left behind in China when Japan chaotically withdrew from China at the end of World War II. Many of these descendants later returned to Japan.

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