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 / Crime & Legal Nov 5, 2013

Mobster held over training subsidies

The boss of a yakuza organization affiliated with the Dojin-kai, an organized crime syndicate based in Kurume, Fukuoka Prefecture, was arrested Monday on charges of illegally taking government subsidies, police said. The yakuza group run by Masataka Mikasa, 37, used a dummy company to run ...