Japan’s organized crime

Ex-yakuza accused in fatal shooting had help while on run

Masaru Abe was on the run for six months after shooting Lee Hung Jong inside a karaoke parlor in Kabukicho…

4 days ago

Shooting at yakuza office leaves man seriously injured

Seriously injured man was unconscious upon being transported to a hospital, police said

5 days ago

Yakuza nabbed with 2 guns, ammunition

Suspect hid the contraband on the balcony after learning that law enforcement was planning to search the premises

2 weeks ago

Yakuza nabbed over swindle of elderly woman in Gifu

Suspect is believed to have provided orders to members of a fraud ring

3 weeks ago

Ex-yakuza boss nabbed for stimulant drugs held in station locker

Suspect told police he 'didn't know' he was in possession of illegal drugs

4 weeks ago

Osaka: Ex-yakuza nabbed for possession of 3 pistols

Suspect told police, 'I was paying off debt by looking after them for a friend'

4 weeks ago

Tokyo cops patrol Kabukicho prior to revision to anti-gang ordinance

Police said, 'We want to create a favorable atmosphere'

1 month ago

Ex-yakuza accused of attempting to extort YouTuber in Shibuya

Ex-yakuza reportedly said, 'Since I hit your tripod and got hurt, it'll cost you 50,000 yen'

1 month ago

Yakuza accused of stealing cash from man in Ueno

Suspect denies the allegations, telling police, 'I was at the location, but I did not steal anything'

1 month ago

Yakuza accused of possessing gun, marijuana

Suspect told police, 'I do not recall either matter,'

2 months ago