• Kyodo

  • SHARE

Japanese yakuza crime syndicates pose a threat to the United States, according to a U.S. government report on crime released Friday.

The International Crime Threat Assessment said the yakuza are among “the world’s largest and most powerful criminal confederations.”

Unable to view this article?

This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.

Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.

If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.

We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW