TOKYO (TR) – As fears of an underworld conflict mount, investigative sources revealed on Tuesday that executives from the Yamaguchi-gumi had a clandestine meeting with an ally, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Sep. 15).
The meeting comes after recent turmoil involving the Yamaguchi-gumi, which is Japan’s largest organized crime group.
Law enforcement is now concerned that the two meetings may be in preparation for a turf war in Tokyo, and preventative measures are being taken.
Since the dissolution, police have raided the headquarters of the Yamaken-gumi and Kyoyu-kai. On Thursday, Tokyo police searched the Nagoya headquarters of the Tsukasa Kogo, an organization that remained within the Yamaguchi-gumi.