Nov 1, 2016

Crime-busting Tokyo deliveryman foils yakuza stickup men

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s … Deliveryman! A mysterious crime-fighting superhero is striking fear into the hearts of Japan’s criminals after bravely foiling a holdup by a pair of yakuza. When the mobsters waved a replica gun in the ...

Yakuza offshoot quickly earns formal gang designation

Apr 15, 2016

Yakuza offshoot quickly earns formal gang designation

The Hyogo Safety Commission said Friday it has designated Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi, a splinter group of Japan’s biggest crime syndicate, Yamaguchi-gumi, as an organized crime group under the anti-gang law. By the designation, valid for three years, authorities will be allowed to order the splinter ...