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 ...

Mags go big for Kobe gang's 100th

| Jan 17, 2015

Mags go big for Kobe gang's 100th


This year will see the observance of various centennials, including the ill-fated Gallipoli campaign in the Dardanelles; the Second Battle of Ypres; and the sinking of the RMS Lusitania with the loss of 1,198 lives. The war in Europe had a favorable impact on ...

Dec 1, 2012

Mobsters held in Osaka for playing golf after hiding yakuza status

Osaka police arrested a senior member of the major underworld syndicate Yamaguchi-gumi as well as a mob-connected former world champion boxer on suspicion of fraud for allegedly playing golf by concealing their gangland status in violation of ordinances. Arrested were Hirofumi Kyo, 65, a ...