Apr 21, 2013

Organized crime in East Asia

Working together with East Asian countries to battle organized crime is a better use of Japanese political efforts than trying to revise the Constitution.

Apr 17, 2013

Organized crime worth $90 billion in East Asia

Organized crime groups dealing in fake goods, drugs, human trafficking and illicit wildlife trade earn nearly $90 billion annually in East Asia and the Pacific, a U.N. report showed Tuesday. “Transnational Organized Crime in East Asia and the Pacific: A Threat Assessment” is the ...

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 ...