But one stand out experience was at a bar (as most things are) about 8 years ago. My drinking buddy who was usually a very happy drunk tried to get buddy buddy with this one guy but the guy brushed him off. My buddy took offense and tried to square the guy up (in my friends defense, he was quite big). It ended up this guy my friend tried to get to fight was a Yakuza boss. So about 5 other guys who were sitting in random places immediately sprang to action and pushed us onto the bar. The bartender was our friend and was trying to smooth things over while I was also trying to calm things down as the only foreigner who could speak Japanese while having my face pressed down on the bar. We were promised that they would send us back to our countries in bags if we tried that stunt again. I remember my friend asking “Dude, what’s he saying” and I said “They will send us in body bags if we do this Gain” and his rely “Fuuuuu....”. The Yakuza boss then signaled to his men to sit down, gave the bartender a glare, and told us to find some place to go drink. We quickly shuffled out and were sadly told by our bartender friend that we were unwelcome. We later learned that if we were to come back, it would be trouble for the bartender there.
Yep....that was the weirdest.