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Ibaraki cops arrest yakuza member in stabbing death at hostess club

Ibaraki cops arrest yakuza member in stabbing death at hostess club

Koji Ueno was stabbed 3 times with a 20-centimeter kitchen knife on January 18…

Huge haul of weapons seized by Kanagawa cops likely yakuza arsenal

Huge haul of weapons seized by Kanagawa cops likely yakuza arsenal

Police seized pistols, a rifle and ammunition from inside a residence…

Ibaraki cops release photo of yakuza sought in stabbing death

Ibaraki cops release photo of yakuza sought in stabbing death

Koji Nagahama, a 41-year-old member of the Matsubai organized crime group, is wanted in the January 18 murder of shipping company employee Koji Ueno…

Ex-Yamaguchi-gumi boss Saizo Kishimoto dead at 85

Ex-Yamaguchi-gumi boss Saizo Kishimoto dead at 85

The Kobe native was once the Yamaguchi-gumis general affairs chief and number-two boss…

Rumors of Chinese mafia involvement in death of ‘Gyoza King’

Rumors of Chinese mafia involvement in death of ‘Gyoza King’

The president of the dumpling chain Gyoza no Ohsho was shot dead in front the company's headquarters in Kyoto in December…

Yakuza sought by Ibaraki cops after stabbing death at hostess club

Yakuza sought by Ibaraki cops after stabbing death at hostess club

The gang member is alleged to have stabbed Koji Ueno three times with a 20-centimeter kitchen knife inside Club Happiness…

Wakayama cop leaked information to Yamaguchi-gumi

Wakayama cop leaked information to Yamaguchi-gumi

The assistant inspector is alleged to have telephoned a Yamaguchi-gumi boss about investigations into junior members…

Fukuoka police: Kudo-kai membership dropped 30% over 5 years

Fukuoka police: Kudo-kai membership dropped 30% over 5 years

Over each of the past six years, the combined membership of the top-five gangs in Fukuoka has dropped…

Japan’s gangsters hold no regrets in life of crime

Japan’s gangsters hold no regrets in life of crime

'I'd choose this life each time,' says a 25-year-old yakuza from the Chubu area…

Japan’s gangsters not pleased with Abe, anti-nuc rallies

Japan’s gangsters not pleased with Abe, anti-nuc rallies

100 gangsters were polled…