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The National Police Agency began using a database Friday to bar yakuza and other people who have participated in underworld syndicates over the past five years from opening trading accounts at securities houses to keep them out of the financial markets.

If a potential client is found listed in the database, the Japan Securities Dealers Association will consult with the regional police department associated with the client’s address and confirm whether that person is a yakuza or has been part of the mob.

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