Two men injured in brawl in Tokyo karaoke bar
Japan Today -- May 04
Two men were injured after a gang attacked them and two women in a karaoke bar in Tokyo’s Higashi-Ikebukuro district on Friday.

According to police, the two men and two women were Chinese patrons who had come to the karaoke bar near JR Ikebukuro Station in the afternoon. At around 4 p.m., a gang of nine men, described by witnesses as being “Asian foreigners,” came in and attacked the two men with beer bottles, Fuji TV reported. The gang then fled.

Police said the two injured men suffered injuries to their legs and necks and were in a stable condition in hospital.

男らはカラオケをしていた男女6人の部屋に乱入し、暴行したということです。 警視庁によりますと、3日午後4時前に東京・西池袋のカラオケ店で、カラオケをしていた中国人の男女6人の部屋に面識のない中国人とみられる男9人ほどが乱入しました。
News sources: Japan Today, ANNnewsCH
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