A territorial standoff between two gaijin broke out into a bloody battle yesterday in Meguro 3-Chome.
The battle lasted around three minutes with the victor claiming local ward rights and the loser, bloodied and beaten, having to find a new apartment in a different municipality.
The larger Meguro 3-Chome gaijin had been scent marking its territory for the past couple of months but this failed to prevent the physical clash.
Male gaijin are known for displaying ritualised aggression to intimidate other gaijin from entering their territory such as body posturing and loud vocalizations.
Experts say the existence of some choice females in the area may have been the determining factor in triggering the fight.
“The male gaijin is especially sensitive to other gaijin getting near any female they know exists,” says Professor Taki Yamada of Tokyo University.
“Except for other female gaijin, they usually take no notice of the female gaijin species.”