• Kyodo


Kiyoshi Takayama, the No. 2 man in the top underworld syndicate Yamaguchi-gumi, was sentenced to six years in prison Friday for extorting ¥40 million from a construction business operator.

Takayama, 65, who heads the Nagoya-based Yamaguchi-gumi affiliate Kodo-kai, was given the sentence by a three-judge panel at the Kyoto District Court.

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