Aug 28, 2015

Crime syndicate Yamaguchi-gumi may be splitting up: sources

The country’s largest crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi, may be splitting up as more than a dozen affiliate groups are expected to leave and form a new organization in the near future, investigative sources said. The police are on higher alert as an inter-gang conflict ...

Jun 16, 2015

Leader of major yakuza group faces tax evasion charges

The leader of the Kudo-kai major crime syndicate was served a fresh arrest warrant Tuesday for allegedly hiding hundreds of millions of yen collected from members affiliated with the group and evading income tax, police said. It marks the first time the police have ...

Jun 8, 2015

Leader of major yakuza gang arrested over vote-buying in Chiba

The leader of a major crime syndicate is under arrest on suspicion of entertaining voters in connection with the Chiba Prefectural Assembly election, police said. Isao Seki, the 69-year-old chairman of the Sumiyoshi-kai and a resident of Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture, and two others allegedly ...