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Yakuza charged in cold case murder of Japan restaurant boss

Police suspect conspiracy behind 2013 shooting but struggle to find evidence

Yukio Tanaka was serving prison time for an unrelated conviction when he was arrested Oct. 28 in the 2013 killing of Ohsho Food Service's then-president, Takayuki Ohigashi.   © Kyodo

OSAKA -- After a nearly decadelong hunt for the killer of a restaurant executive, prosecutors in Japan say they have pieced together enough evidence to put the shooting suspect on trial.

Yukio Tanaka, 56, a member of a criminal gang, was charged Friday in Kyoto with murder and gun violations in the 2013 shooting death of the president of Ohsho Food Service, best known for its Gyoza no Ohsho chain of Japanese Chinese restaurants.

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