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 ...