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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…

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

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

Yasuhiro Morioka 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…

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…

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…

Nagoya sex club chief sentenced for threatening yakuza cop

Nagoya sex club chief sentenced for threatening yakuza cop

Defendant made threatening phone calls to the home of an investigator on 5 occasions in 2010…

Ex-Yamaguchi-gumi member arrested for extorting Tokyo prostitution club

Ex-Yamaguchi-gumi member arrested for extorting Tokyo prostitution club

Over a one-year period, Wada collected a total of 8 million yen in revenue…

Man admits involvement in murder of Osaka club manager missing since 2003

Man admits involvement in murder of Osaka club manager missing since 2003

The victim operated a number of hostess and sex clubs in Hirakta City and Kyoto…

Trick or cheat? The Yamaguchi-gumi celebrates Halloween in Kobe

Trick or cheat? The Yamaguchi-gumi celebrates Halloween in Kobe

Yakuza members distributed candy to children arriving at the front of the Yamaguchi-gumi compound…

Osaka gang offices searched after pistols, dynamite discovered in storage room

Osaka gang offices searched after pistols, dynamite discovered in storage room

An upper boss of the Kyoku Rengo-kai was arrested for possession of an automatic pistol and 112 rounds of ammunition…

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