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Gangster arrested for hitting Yakuza mobster in head with wine bottle

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

If you’re a Yakuza mobster in Japan then you better stay away from wine bottles. Within three weeks, there have been two incidents involving members of the Japanese Mafia and an assault with a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on June 5, 2019 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Yakuza - Overview

The Japanese Yakuza is one of the more traditional Organized Crime groups. The Yakuza are the main power in Japan and have branched out to other Asian countries, the United States, Canada and parts of Europe. However Japan remains their main stronghold. The Yakuza are active in gambling, drugs, prostitution, construction, weaponsmuggling, extortion, money-laundering and…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2019 at 11:18am — No Comments

Yakuza gangsters arrested after assaulting men who told them to stop urinating in public

By David Amoruso

A wiseguy is always right. And so is a member of the Yakuza, Japan’s Mafia. So what do you do when you see one of them urinating in public on the sidewalk? Two pedestrians in…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on May 24, 2019 at 11:07am — No Comments

Yakuza on Death Row: Playing tricks until time’s up

By David Amoruso

Two different cases. Both, violent killings committed by members of the Yakuza, Japan’s Mafia, and both resulted in its murderers being on death row. One gangster was executed on Thursday. The other, a former Yakuza boss, is playing games with the justice system to evade a similar fate.

Keizo Kawamura (right, who…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on December 29, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments

Yakuza boss charged with ordering hit on manager of car dealership who was slashed with Japanese sword

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Using a katana sword to whack a debtor? That kind of stuff only happens when the Japanese Mafia is involved. Yakuza boss Kim Yeong-cheol (photo above) was arrested last week by police and charged with ordering just such an attack on a used-car dealership manager in November of 2017. Kim is a…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on October 20, 2018 at 4:45am — 1 Comment

Japan’s Yakuza membership continues to rapidly decline

By Gangsters Inc. Editors

Japan’s National Police Agency claims a success in the fight against the country’s organized crime element, better known as the Yakuza: its membership is declining rapidly. On Thursday, officers announced that by the end of last year all of Japan’s …

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 18, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

Yakuza mob boss bludgeoned to death outside his home

By David Amoruso

Japan’s Yakuza gang war is heating up. Tatsuyuki Hishida (photo above), leader of Aioh Kai, an affiliate of the Yamaguchi-gumi, was bludgeoned to death on Sunday afternoon, Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun reported yesterday. The 59-year-old…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on November 17, 2015 at 7:45am — No Comments

Yakuza membership hits all-time low

By David Amoruso

The Yakuza is not doing so great. According to Japan’s National Police Agency, the total membership in Yakuza organized crime groups dropped below 60,000 for the first time since police started keeping records. Last year, all the Yakuza groups combined had 58,600 members, down from about 63,200 in 2012.

Membership has been going down for…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on March 7, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Yakuza Clan Boss And Members Pose For Photographer

By David Amoruso

The Japanese Yakuza has always lent itself perfectly for visually stunning movies and anime comics. The broad-shouldered gangsters wearing expensive suits and sporting intimidating looks at any outsider who dares to cross an invisible red line. Yet, it is without their suits that the Yakuza members truly become a visual menace.…

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Added by Gangsters Inc. on February 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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