AN ALLEGED former member of the Japanese Yakuza syndicate was arrested by the Bureau of Immigration (BI) on Sept. 30 in Pasay City. BI Commissioner Jaime H. Morente, in a statement Monday, said the Japanese embassy sought the deportation of 71-year old Katsumi Ohno last February based on a standing warrant of arrest against him for fraud. The Japanese has been hiding in the country since April 10, 2011, when he arrived as a tourist from Hong Kong. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas