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Nearly 1 in 5 companies that faced intimidating demands for favors or some sort of payment by yakuza in the past five years complied with such requests, according to a survey by the National Police Agency released Thursday.

The agency said its July survey of 2,885 businesses found that 18.4 percent of respondents were unable to refuse extortionist demands, compared with 21.8 percent in the previous poll in 2010.

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