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Yakuza boss wounded in shooting in Asakusa, 1 arrested

Yakuza boss wounded in shooting in Asakusa, 1 arrested

A Sumiyoshi-kai member was wounded in a shooting incident in Asakusa on Saturday evening…

Shinsuke Shimada loses suit to publisher over claimed gangster association

Shinsuke Shimada loses suit to publisher over claimed gangster association

This is the third time that a court has ruled in favor of Kodansha over Shimada and Yoshimoto Kogyo…

Yakuza shooting at Tokyo coffee shop reflects tough times for gangsters

Yakuza shooting at Tokyo coffee shop reflects tough times for gangsters

Last week, a dispute lead to a shooting inside a coffee shop in Koiwa, Tokyo…

Shots fired in Tokyo coffee shop, yakuza involvement suspected

Shots fired in Tokyo coffee shop, yakuza involvement suspected

Police arriving at the scene found 2 shell casings and 3 bloodstains…

Tokyo cops arrest Sumiyoshi-kai gangster for supplying Ecstasy to Aska

Tokyo cops arrest Sumiyoshi-kai gangster for supplying Ecstasy to Aska

2 suspects allegedly sold Aska 100 Ecstasy tablets for 500,000 yen…

Ties between Chunichi Dragons and yakuza go way back

Ties between Chunichi Dragons and yakuza go way back

For years, players have supplied tickets to oendan sections that are then scalped by organized crime members…

Ex-Inagawa-kai members admit killing, cutting up fellow gangster 2 years ago

Ex-Inagawa-kai members admit killing, cutting up fellow gangster 2 years ago

The former gang members said they murdered him because they 'didn't like his attitude'…

Nagoya sex club chain with Yamaguchi-gumi ties cited for tax evasion

Nagoya sex club chain with Yamaguchi-gumi ties cited for tax evasion

The Blue chain of clubs concealed 870 million yen over the past 6 years…

Stabbing of woman in Kitakyushu likely linked to yakuza

Stabbing of woman in Kitakyushu likely linked to yakuza

The stabbing of a 48-year-old woman is believed to be related to a series of attacks that have taken place since 1998…

Anti-yakuza regulations prompt new cheering section for Chunichi Dragons

Anti-yakuza regulations prompt new cheering section for Chunichi Dragons

Fans of the Dragons have been cheering without horns, drums and flags in 2014…

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