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Regarding the June 16 article reprinted from Sentaku magazine, “Yakuza eye cleanup profits“: Can Japan’s gangsters get the job (of cleaning up parts of the devastated Tohoku-Pacific region) done? So far, the government has been unable to do much or even agree on how the job should be done.

The prime minister himself may be losing his job soon because of political infighting, so it may take yakuza groups to get the cleanup job done, however distasteful that may be.

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mike mccarthy

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