Yakuza infighting puts nation on edge

| Sep 19, 2015

Yakuza infighting puts nation on edge

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Around the start of this year, the weekly magazines — Shukan Taishu, Asahi Geino and Shukan Jitsuwa in particular — were brimming with articles feting the centennial anniversary of the Yamaguchi-gumi, which had gone from being a small group of tough guys on the ...

Jul 29, 2013

Kabukicho clinic chief hid ¥350 million, pays back taxes

The head of a clinic providing after-hours medical care in Tokyo’s Kabukicho entertainment district has been singled out by the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau for fudging his income and concealing ¥350 million of it, sources revealed Monday. Shuken Yamanaka, 52, who runs Asuka Clinic ...

Cops and citizens bid to blitz street sleaze

Jun 13, 2004

Cops and citizens bid to blitz street sleaze

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In an ideal society, various branches of the state interact to put criminals behind bars. Talk to those involved in law enforcement, though, and most will say there’s only so much they can do without the cooperation of private citizens. That’s where Masaru Jo ...