National / Crime & Legal Sep 8, 2015

Yamaguchi-gumi splinter syndicate declares its launch

The Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi, a new group that split from Japan's largest crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi, has issued a document declaring its launch, investigative sources said The document criticizes Kenichi Shinoda, head of the Yamaguchi-gumi, saying his egoism is extreme, the sources said Monday. The splinter group ...

National Mar 6, 2014

Organized crime members drop to lowest level since 1992

The number of people belonging to yakuza groups in Japan has declined to its lowest level since the anti-organized crime law took effect in 1992, a national police survey showed Thursday. The survey, carried out by the National Police Agency, revealed that there were approximately ...