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thomas

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"At 150 kilograms and 185 centimetres, Mr Antonio Ferreira is a giant. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, he came to Japan 15 years ago. His main line of business is bill collecting. Originally based in Osaka, he has recently made inroads into Tokyo."

Mr Ferreira is not only collecting bills but also the acting Robin Hood from Tokyo to Osaka; that's at least what he would like to be seen as. After a legal battle with the owner of Metropolis magazine (formerly known as Tokyo Classified) and editor of Japan Today, Mark Devlin, he had to relocate and rename his website.

http://www.scumbagsinjapan.com

turned into


In its latest edition, Metropolis has printed a legal notice that an injunction has been served against Antonio Ferreira, ordering him "to cease and desist from the publication of any defamatory remarks" and "coercive activities (including extortion)."

antonio.jpg


Again, Google is your friend.

http://216.239.39.100/search?q=cache:EsxFQYqy7yIC:[url]www.scumbagsinjapan.com/metropolis.html+&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

A lot of dirty laundries
 
Troubleshooter or troublemaker?

;)

INJUNCTION GRANTED AGAINST ANTONIO FERREIRA AND SCUMBAGSINJAPAN.COM

http://www.crisscross.com/scumbagsinjapan/scumbagsinjapan.htm
 
In truth, the only reason he's not either in a coma, or has left Japan, never to return, is because the Yakuza probably have more important things to worry about than chasing down some ridiculous self-styled **** with a penchant for self-promoting websites.

I'm not an expert on the Yakuza, but when you set up a business in Japan (as I have done), you take it for granted that they'll show up to collect their share. You don't question it, you just smile sweetly, take them to dinner and hand over what they ask for. What you certainly don't do, is question them, let alone "defy" them.
 
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