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Police in Fukushima charged a senior yakuza leader for illegally dispatching workers to the reconstruction at the TEPCO-run Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Plant.
The U.S. government entered the battle against Japanese organized crime, announcing a freeze on American-owned assets controlled by the largest yakuza syndicate, Yamaguchi-gumi, and the group's top two leaders.
Veteran comic's admission sheds light on ties
Japanese football is taking steps to keep organized crime out of the sport in order to avoid the fate of its South Korean counterpart.
Two years ago, the authorities in this gritty rust-belt region declared war on the yakuza, Japan’s entrenched organized crime syndicates. And that is exactly what they got.
Japanese officials say that at least $4.9 billion is unaccounted for in a financial scandal at Olympus and are investigating whether much of that money went to companies with links to organized crime.
The dark and sometimes dangerous triad of ties among gangsters, businesses and politicians has a long tradition in Japan, which helps explain why a scandal engulfing Japan’s Olympus Corp has stirred up media and market talk of possible yakuza links.
Japan has introduced laws to stop underworld organisations playing the markets and diversifying into the boardroom
One of the most famous faces on Japanese television has retired from showbusiness after his friendship with a member of a notorious "yakuza" gang was revealed
A second man wanted in connection with the biggest robbery in Japanese history was arrested Friday after turning himself in at JR Shinagawa Station