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Thai police arrest yakuza accused in ¥1.5 billion fraud

Thai police arrest yakuza accused in ¥1.5 billion fraud

Sumiyoshi-kai member Shinichi Nagata is a part of a crime ring that targets the elderly…

When Japan’s celebs and politicos attended a yakuza wedding

When Japan’s celebs and politicos attended a yakuza wedding

In 1974, the son of the Yamaguchi-gumi's third top boss, Kazuo Taoka, married actress Eiko Nakamura…

Kanagawa cops arrest ex-yakuza for pimping 14-year-old girl

Kanagawa cops arrest ex-yakuza for pimping 14-year-old girl

The third-year middle school student was employed by a 'delivery health' business in early 2013…

Osaka med professional seeks advice after ¥84 million in payments to yakuza

Osaka med professional seeks advice after ¥84 million in payments to yakuza

Over a 3-year period, the victim paid 200 million yen each month in yojimbo fees to the Inagawa-kai…

Tokyo police raid Yamaguchi-gumi HQ in Sapporo over drug sales to Aska

Tokyo police raid Yamaguchi-gumi HQ in Sapporo over drug sales to Aska

Approximately 70 officers entered the headquarters of the Fukushima Rengo, a group affiliated with the Yamaguchi-gumi's Kodo-kai…

Fukuoka police arrest Kudo-kai chairman for attempted blackmail

Fukuoka police arrest Kudo-kai chairman for attempted blackmail

Officers accused 3 Kudo-kai members of intimidating the owner of a building in Yahatanishi Ward into granting its ownership to the gang…

Tokyo cops arrest ex-yakuza for selling drugs to musician Aska

Tokyo cops arrest ex-yakuza for selling drugs to musician Aska

Police allege a former Yamaguchi-gumi member sold 3 grams of stimulant drugs to the singer in 2012…

Yamaguchi-gumi marks 100 years of crime

Yamaguchi-gumi marks 100 years of crime

Upper members of Japan's largest organized crime group celebrated a century since its founding and the birthday of top boss Shinobu Tsukasa…

Yakuza in Fukuoka on the decline

Yakuza in Fukuoka on the decline

The number of gangsters in the prefecture totaled 1,560 in 2014, a drop of 170 from the year before…

Yamaguchi-gumi top boss sued in Nagoya court for extortion

Yamaguchi-gumi top boss sued in Nagoya court for extortion

A restaurant manager is seeking 32.2 million yen in repayment and compensation from Shinobu Tsukasa for alleged extortion that took place over a 5-year period…

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