Mar 10, 2016

Police seized 63 guns from yakuza groups in 2015

The number of guns seized from yakuza organized crime groups in Japan in 2015 fell by 41 from the previous year to 63, the lowest since the seizure data was made available in 1967, it was learned Thursday. Police confiscated 16 guns from Yamaguchi-gumi, ...

Top police officials gather to head off explosive yakuza war

Mar 7, 2016

Top police officials gather to head off explosive yakuza war

Top officials from the National Police Agency’s organized crime divisions nationwide gathered Tuesday for an emergency meeting in Tokyo in a bid to head off a potentially explosive conflict between the country’s biggest crime syndicate and a splinter group. The meeting came a day ...

Yakuza member arrested over 3-year-old's death

Jan 28, 2016

Yakuza member arrested over 3-year-old's death

A 20-year-old member of a yakuza syndicate, who was arrested in Tokyo on Wednesday over the death of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son, is believed to have previously abused the boy, police said Thursday. The Metropolitan Police Department sent the case to prosecutors the same ...