Yakuza photo-bombs Kishiwada Danjiri Festival poster

May 29, 2017

Yakuza photo-bombs Kishiwada Danjiri Festival poster

The organizer of the famous Kishiwada Danjiri Festival in Osaka will remake its poster for this year's event because a yakuza appeared on it. The Kishiwada Police Department said Sunday that a member of Yamaguchi-gumi, the nation's biggest crime syndicate, is in the poster, which ...

Hiroki Matsukata: a gangster farewell

| Feb 1, 2017

Hiroki Matsukata: a gangster farewell

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Hiroki Matsukata, who died at age 74 on Jan. 21, may have been born into an acting family — his father was jidaigeki (historical drama) actor Jushiro Konoe — but in his yakuza films for the Toei studio in the 1960s and '70s, Matsukata's ...