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Tokyo cops arrest Yamaguchi-gumi yakuza in attempted extortion of Ueno club

Tokyo cops arrest Yamaguchi-gumi yakuza in attempted extortion of Ueno club

The suspects demanded that a 40-year-old manager of a Chinese hostess club pay 20,000 yen per week in 'protection money'…

Sumiyoshi-kai yakuza among 15 arrested in ‘special fraud’ investment scam

Sumiyoshi-kai yakuza among 15 arrested in ‘special fraud’ investment scam

Police suspect a group has swindled approximately 170 elderly victims nationwide out of as much as 1.5 billion yen…

Kanagawa, Tokyo cops arrest ex-gangsters for dumping body in Shizuoka

Kanagawa, Tokyo cops arrest ex-gangsters for dumping body in Shizuoka

Investigators discovered the mutilated corpse of Nobuhiro Maeda under a home in Shizuoka Prefecture…

Ghosts, goblins, gangsters: Halloween at Yamaguchi-gumi HQ

Ghosts, goblins, gangsters: Halloween at Yamaguchi-gumi HQ

Children in Kobe's Nada Ward were invited to trick-or-treat at the home of Japan's largest gang…

Ex-yakuza bilked out of ¥1 billion in Recruit listing

Ex-yakuza bilked out of ¥1 billion in Recruit listing

An ex-Yamaguchi-gumi member is suing the staffing company for unlisted shares now deeded invalid that wound up in his hands nearly a decade ago…

Fukuoka police issue anti-yakuza manga

Fukuoka police issue anti-yakuza manga

The comic portrays a gangster struggling with society and family…

Tokyo cops arrest husband of ex-Morning Musume member for loansharking

Tokyo cops arrest husband of ex-Morning Musume member for loansharking

Police arrested the husband of Ai Kago, a current member of Girls Beat, for allegedly loaning 2.5 million yen at an illegal interest rate…

Tokyo cops arrest yakuza for extorting Kinshicho hostess club

Tokyo cops arrest yakuza for extorting Kinshicho hostess club

Officers arrested a Kodo-kai gangster for demanding 1 million yen from a kyabakura in Kinshicho in May…

The delinquent: Takeshi Kitano rips the Japanese film industry

The delinquent: Takeshi Kitano rips the Japanese film industry

The actor-director: 'I hate anime'…

Tokyo cops nab yakuza in 20-million-yen heist

Tokyo cops nab yakuza in 20-million-yen heist

The suspects, including 2 current and former Sumiyoshi-kai members, split the cash evenly…

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