Membership of Japan’s yakuza crime gangs falls to all-time low Agence France-Presse in Tokyo theguardian.com, Thursday 6 March 2014 07.25 EST Members of the largest yakuza group, the Yamaguchi-gumi, at a funeral in the 1980s. Photograph: AP The… Read More ›
Crime Dec. 20, 2013 – 11:55AM JST – The sanctions freeze any U.S. assets the four mobsters may have and prohibit U.S. citizens from doing business with them.
Restaurant owner in Nagoya is seeking £120,000 from crime boss in landmark case Paul Gallagher The Observer, Saturday 24 August 2013 07.23 EDT Kenichi Shinoda, the boss of the Yamaguchi-gumi, photographed as he left jail in 2011. Photograph:… Read More ›
by Jake Adelstein Aug 3, 2013 If you’re a well-connected Japanese gangster, you now have your own newspaper to keep you abreast of underworld life. Another perk of the job.Japan’s yakuza are a different lot. They have office buildings, business… Read More ›
In-house tabloid offers tips on board games, haikus and a letter from the Yamaguchi-gumi outfit’s godfather David McNeill Wednesday, 10 July 2013 Japan’s biggest crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi, has produced an in-house tabloid magazine with features on fishing and board… Read More ›