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Yamaguchi-gumi number-two boss sentenced to 6 years in jail for extortion

Yamaguchi-gumi number-two boss sentenced to 6 years in jail for extortion

The victim was blackmailed out of 40 million yen on during 3 meetings at a hotel in Kyoto in 2005 and 2006…

40 years of Kinji Fukasaku’s ‘Battles Without Honor and Humanity’

40 years of Kinji Fukasaku’s ‘Battles Without Honor and Humanity’

The gritty films by director Kinji Fukasaku were a contrast to their predecessors in the genre…

Former gangster goes on stabbing spree in Tokyo, injures 4

Former gangster goes on stabbing spree in Tokyo, injures 4

Police quoted the suspect as saying that 'voices from beyond' told him to stab people at random…

Osaka drug ring busted, thrived due to exclusion of yakuza

Osaka drug ring busted, thrived due to exclusion of yakuza

Officers seized drugs with a street value of 11 million yen…

Kyushu yakuza groups to have ‘combative’ designation extended

Kyushu yakuza groups to have ‘combative’ designation extended

The measure is intended to prevent yakuza groups from posing harm to citizens who have attempted to eradicate them…

Sumiyoshi-kai gangster busted for selling stimulant drugs on Web

Sumiyoshi-kai gangster busted for selling stimulant drugs on Web

The suspect generated 15 million yen in revenue through sales to over 100 customers…

NPA: Number of yakuza members drops sharply in 2012

NPA: Number of yakuza members drops sharply in 2012

Last year marked the first time since 1958 that the total number of gangsters dropped below 70.,000…

Japan cops to classify bosozoku gangs as ‘semi-yakuza’

Japan cops to classify bosozoku gangs as ‘semi-yakuza’

The move mainly targets two groups: Kanto Rengo and Dragon…

Shizuoka guide to sex clubs busted for direct delivery, funded organized crime

Shizuoka guide to sex clubs busted for direct delivery, funded organized crime

Customers selected a desired prostitute from a series of photographs for a rendezvous at a nearby hotel…

Osaka gangster busted for selling fake Viagra

Osaka gangster busted for selling fake Viagra

The suspects received 28 million yen from 1,700 customers across Japan…