Police arrest 3 in probe over missing Tokyo bar manager
News On Japan via Mainichi -- Sep 28
Police investigating the 2009 disappearance of a Tokyo bar manager have arrested three people including a 30-year-old acquaintance in connection with his death, investigators said.
Police arrested the three, including 30-year-old Keita Yoshida, on suspicion of abandoning and mutilating the body of Kazuyuki Kobayashi, who operated a bar in Tokyo's Asakusa district. Kobayashi went missing in 2009 at the age of 27.
Yoshida has reportedly admitted to the allegations against him.
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