Can showbiz really sever yakuza ties?

National / Media | MEDIA MIX Jan 22, 2012

Can showbiz really sever yakuza ties?

by Philip Brasor

Last August, comedian and TV emcee Shinsuke Shimada retired from show business following allegations that he'd been palling around with an underworld figure. His withdrawal came on the eve of the implementation of a well-publicized police crackdown on organizations that work with antisocial elements, ...