May 16, 2019
Japan’s Once Powerful Criminal Underworld Hits Record Low Membership
By Thisanka Siripala
Hit hard by police crackdowns and aging, the number of people leaving Japan’s yakuza has reached a 15-year high.
November 20, 2015
Japan Faces a Possible Mob War After Yakuza Gang Fractures
By Benjamin David Baker
After a schism in their ranks, the Yakuza may erupt in violence in Japan.
October 25, 2013
Mizuho Bank’s Yakuza Scandal: More than 30 Execs to be Punished
Roughly $2 million was knowingly loaned to Japanese gangsters.
February 25, 2012
U.S. Treasury Sanctions Yakuza
The U.S. Treasury says it will impose sanctions on the biggest of the Japanese gangster families.
February 22, 2012
Can J-League Stay Clean?
The J-League has made clear it wants to keep its distance from the Yakuza. Can Japanese football stay clean?
May 19, 2011
Bullying in Japan
The Japanese public’s response to evacuees from the tsunami and nuclear crisis has been positive. Mostly.
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