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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…

Yakuza member arrested in Ehime for taking bets on World Cup

Yakuza member arrested in Ehime for taking bets on World Cup

The suspects allegedly took 1,000-yen bets for the month-long soccer tournament held in Brazil…

Ex-yakuza commits suicide with pistol in Okayama hospital

Ex-yakuza commits suicide with pistol in Okayama hospital

Susumu Yoshioka shot himself in the right temple with a pistol after a 4-hour standoff…

We are family: Yamaguchi-gumi members to bond while boss serves prison term

We are family: Yamaguchi-gumi members to bond while boss serves prison term

Kiyoshi Takayama is to serve 6 years in prison for extortion…

Aska admits getting drugs from yakuza, arrested again

Aska admits getting drugs from yakuza, arrested again

Officers seized a glass pipe, powdered stimulant drugs and pills of the drug Ecstasy…

Nagoya yakuza boss breaks foot during arrest for stimulant drugs

Nagoya yakuza boss breaks foot during arrest for stimulant drugs

Aichi police charged Kazuhara Uchita with possessing 0.34 grams of stimulant drugs with the intent to sell…