Japan’s Once Powerful Criminal Underworld Hits Record Low Membership
By Thisanka Siripala
Japan Faces a Possible Mob War After Yakuza Gang Fractures
By Benjamin David Baker
Mizuho Bank’s Yakuza Scandal: More than 30 Execs to be Punished
Roughly $2 million was knowingly loaned to Japanese gangsters.
U.S. Treasury Sanctions Yakuza
The U.S. Treasury says it will impose sanctions on the biggest of the Japanese gangster families.
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?
Bullying in Japan
The Japanese public’s response to evacuees from the tsunami and nuclear crisis has been positive. Mostly.