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Sumiyoshi-kai yakuza arrested for assault of rival gang member in Roppongi

Sumiyoshi-kai yakuza arrested for assault of rival gang member in Roppongi

Suspect allegedly participated in a 20-person assault of a gangster inside a hostess club…

Matsuba-kai yakuza boss busted for stimulant drug smuggling

Matsuba-kai yakuza boss busted for stimulant drug smuggling

Suspect is believed to be trafficking drugs between Tokyo and the Kita Kyushu…

Sumiyoshi-kai offices raided, 1 gangster arrested in ‘Winter Sonata’ fraud

Sumiyoshi-kai offices raided, 1 gangster arrested in ‘Winter Sonata’ fraud

Account of suspect allegedly received bank transfers of at least 100 million yen…

Japan times: Increase in trafficking in ‘legal herbs’ causing concern

Japan times: Increase in trafficking in ‘legal herbs’ causing concern

Drugs are plant leaves that have had chemical substances with similar structures to speed applied…

Kudo-kai yakuza gang considered source of violent attacks in Kyushu

Kudo-kai yakuza gang considered source of violent attacks in Kyushu

Crime spree includes multiple slashing assaults and arson attacks…

Shinsuke Shimada loses suit against Shukan Gendai over gangster coverage

Shinsuke Shimada loses suit against Shukan Gendai over gangster coverage

Agency Yoshimoto Kogyo and Shimada sought 165 million yen in damages…

Justice minister Keishu Tanaka resigns over health issues following reported ties to organized crime

Justice minister Keishu Tanaka resigns over health issues following reported ties to organized crime

Minister reportedly attended the wedding of an upper member of the Inagawa-kai yakuza gang…

Yamaguchi-gumi gang member arrested for taking bets on boat races

Yamaguchi-gumi gang member arrested for taking bets on boat races

Gangster collected 115 million yen in revenue over a four-year period…

Kudo-kai gang affiliate busted for possession of rocket launcher in Kyushu, offices searched

Kudo-kai gang affiliate busted for possession of rocket launcher in Kyushu, offices searched

A search of a warehouse uncovered a rocket launcher, five pistols, and 58 bullets…

Ex-PM Shinzo Abe denies ties to yakuza after photo with Yamaguchi-gumi associate published

Ex-PM Shinzo Abe denies ties to yakuza after photo with Yamaguchi-gumi associate published

Photo shows Abe, Mike Huckabee, and a gang-affiliated broker arrested for fraud earlier this year…