• Kyodo News


The National Police Agency proposed Friday expanding the compensatory liability of mob bosses for damages their underlings cause and squeezing yakuza-linked construction firms out of the bidding process for public works projects, NPA officials said.

The yakuza crackdown comes on the heels of crimes stemming from battles among underworld groups facing financial difficulties, including the April assassination of Nagasaki Mayor Itcho Ito by a mobster.

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