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 ...

Nov 27, 2014

Tally of firms targeted by antisocial demands plunges to 4%

About 4 percent of all Japanese companies have been targeted by unreasonable demands made by yakuza and other antisocial groups over the past five years, a survey carried out in conjunction with the National Police Agency said Thursday. That’s down sharply from the 12 ...