KOBE (TR) – A printers union in Hyogo Prefecture said at a meeting on Wednesday that its members will refuse to fill orders placed by gangsters, reports the Nikkei Shimbun (Oct. 26).
The Hyogo Printing Industry Association voted at a Kobe hotel in favor of its members breaking ties with organized crime and refusing to fill orders for business cards, New Year greeting cards, and declarations of membership termination in compliance with the recently enacted laws.
Nationwide anti-gang legislation that started on October 1 prohibits ordinary citizens from doing business transactions with gangsters.
“A gangster presence conflicts with sound business practices,” said association chairman Mitsuru Mizuochi. “We resolve to maintain this stance.”