Quadruple amputee yakuza raises hell in 'Daruma'

Sep 30, 2015

Quadruple amputee yakuza raises hell in 'Daruma'

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Yakuza are not usually thought of as disabled, but more than a few have had their pinky fingers, or a section thereof, sliced off with a blade. Traditionally, this disabling is punishment for violating the gang code. In Hideo Sakaki’s yakuza shocker “Kiyamachi Daruma” ...

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 ...

Yamaken-gumi HQ raided over suspected fraud

Sep 9, 2015

Yamaken-gumi HQ raided over suspected fraud

Police on Wednesday searched the Kobe headquarters of the Yamaken-gumi over suspected fraud — the first police raid since the yakuza group was booted from the Yamaguchi-gumi in a rupture of the nation’s biggest crime syndicate. The Yamaken-gumi’s boss, Kunio Inoue, is believed to ...