Delfo Zorzi

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Delfo Zorzi, presently known as Roi Hagen (波元路伊 Hagen Roi?), is an Italian-born Japanese citizen .[1]

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Delfo Zorzi/Roi Hagen was born in Arzignano, near Vicenza, Italy, on July 3, 1947, the city where his family dealt in furs.

In 1968 he moved to Naples to study Asian languages. He graduated with a PhD.Thesis on Bushidō, a Japanese code of conduct and a way of life loosely analogous to the European concept of chivalry.

In 1974 he moved to Japan and in 1989 he took Japanese citizenship with his present name, Roi Hāgen.

The fifth person arrested for same crime, was tried in absentia for the Piazza Fontana but was later acquitted in appeal for complete lack of evidence on March 12, 2004. On May 3, 2005 the supreme Court of Cassation definitively acquitted Zorzi from the accusation.[2] In 2014 the supreme Court of Cassation acquitted Zorzi from the accusation.[3]

Today Hagen lives in the Tokyo neighborhood of Aoyama . A successful businessman, he directs from Tokyo several import-export firms in Asia and in Europe.

In September 2005 an article [4] by magazine L'Espresso accused Hagen of dealing in furs in Italy via a series of firms under an assumed name. Specifically, he is part owner of the shop Oxus in famous Milano's Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, of another shop of the same chain in Rome's Piazza Fiume,[5] and of other Oxus businesses in Conegliano Veneto and Pordenone.[6]

In 1999 he intervened via telephone in a television program ("Porta a Porta" hosted by Bruno Vespa). The conversation was partly re-broadcast during the television program Blu notte, conducted by Carlo Lucarelli in an episode dedicated to the Strage di Piazza Fontana bombing, during which he was again interviewed via telephone.[7]

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