May 19, 2014
The drug-related arrest of singer-songwriter Aska shocked fans in Japan and across East Asia, but the leader of a yakuza organization says stimulant use is nothing new in the...
March 13, 2014
Businesses in Japan seem incapable of severing ties with criminal gangs.
January 06, 2014
Millions of dollars worth of cocaine that was found on the coast of Miura Peninsula in Kanagawa Prefecture on Nov. 19 has left police scratching their heads.
November 13, 2013
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. said one of its group companies lent money to mobsters and other questionable borrowers.
October 03, 2013
To tighten its grip over its beleaguered ranks, Japan’s largest criminal syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi, has revived an in-house publication--for members' eyes only--for the...
September 24, 2013
Illicit stimulant drugs smuggled into Japan fetch 80 times as much as in China, and the list of countries supplying the market here is growing.
May 06, 2013
Criminal organizations are engaging in fraudulent practices amid a labor shortage and lax background checks by employers to pocket some of the trillions of yen from publicly...
January 31, 2013
Criminal organizations are cashing in on the disaster that shook Japan nearly two years ago by sinking their claws into all aspects of recovery operations to skim off handsome...
August 06, 2012
HONG KONG -- Police detained more than 150 people in weekend raids on casinos and hotels in Macau after a recent spate of killings raised fears of a new gang war in the world's ...
March 16, 2012
Japan was home to 70,300 gangsters at the end of 2011, the smallest figure since the Organized Crime Group Countermeasures Law took effect in 1992, the National Police Agency...
February 03, 2012
Steve Agreda grew up in Los Angeles, a city rife with menacing territorial street gangs. As a young man, however, he was more interested in gang tackling than gang turf wars.
September 08, 2011
Violent attacks against businesses in Japan have more than doubled compared to last year, indicating the involvement of gangs as crime syndicates look for new ways to gets...
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