Specified danger designated gangs Kudokai headquarters office start demolition Kitakyushu November 22 11:47

On the 22nd, the demolition work of the office started in order to remove the headquarters office in Kitakyushu city of Kudokai, the only designated danger designated gang in the country.

Regarding the headquarters office of Kudokai in Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu City, the city, the Fukuoka Prefectural Violence Expulsion Campaign Promotion Center, and the Kudokai side agreed on the removal of the building and making it clear on the 12th of this month.

In response to this, work on the removal of the building began on the 15th, and on the 22nd, the demolition of the 4-story office began around 9:30 am.

Workers used large heavy machinery to remove the sign labeled “KUDOUKAI KAIKAN” on the first floor of the building, and then demolished the building.

Depending on the city, after the demolition work is completed, it will be cleared by the end of February next year.

And the Fukuoka Prefectural Violence Expulsion Campaign Promotion Center once bought the land and sold it to a private company for 100 million yen. It is scheduled to be compensated.

Comment from the mayor of Kitakyushu

Regarding the start of the demolition of the Kudokai headquarters office, Mayor Kenji Kitahashi of Kitakyushu said, “The demolition of the headquarters office, a symbolic initiative of the city's violence expulsion campaign, has begun in earnest. Is going over a big mountain, but I would like to continue to push forward with efforts to expel violence without loosening the reins. "