• Kyodo


The United States on Wednesday put the Inagawa-kai, Japan’s third-largest yakuza group, and its two top bosses on a list of groups and individuals subject to financial sanctions for involvement in drug trafficking, money laundering, fraud and other crimes.

The addition means Japan’s top three crime syndicates are now covered by sanctions that can freeze their assets in the U.S. and prohibit business transactions that involve them or their leaders in the country, the Treasury Department said.

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.