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Shots fired day after yakuza members stabbed in Tochigi

Shots fired day after yakuza members stabbed in Tochigi

Single bullet holes were found in a window of a house and the hood of a car…

Inagawa-kai members injured in stabbing in Utsunomiya

Inagawa-kai members injured in stabbing in Utsunomiya

2 members of the Inagawa-kai were found with stab wounds in their abdomens…

Yakuza arrested for scalping wrestling tickets in front of sumo stadium

Yakuza arrested for scalping wrestling tickets in front of sumo stadium

The suspect allegedly bought 4 tickets to a Shin Nihon Pro Wrestling match for 1,000 yen each with intent to resell them later…

Arrest for Kobe murder ends a yakuza’s 16 years on the run

Arrest for Kobe murder ends a yakuza’s 16 years on the run

Masaru Takumi was shot and killed inside a coffee shop in Kobe in 1997…

NPA: Number of yakuza members falls below 60,000 in 2013

NPA: Number of yakuza members falls below 60,000 in 2013

In 2013, Japan had 58,600 registered gangsters…

Osaka court denies appeal by Yamaguchi-gumi number-two boss

Osaka court denies appeal by Yamaguchi-gumi number-two boss

Kiyoshi Takayama was ruled to have been complicit in the extortion of a construction industry employee out of 40 million yen…

Yamaguchi-gumi launches Web site to eliminate drugs

Yamaguchi-gumi launches Web site to eliminate drugs

Japan's largest yakuza group is continuing to reshape its image…

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…