Friday, August 28, 2015
The Coming Yakuza War In Japan
Jake Adelstein, the author of Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter On the Police Beat in Japan, offers a piece at the Daily Beast on the yakuza crime war coming to Japan.
Japan’s organized crime groups, known collectively as the “yakuza,” i.e., “Losers,” or “” (the ultimate path), are different from the mafias we know about in the West. They are treated as if they were some sort of controlled substance, dangerous but accepted within certain parameters.
You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:
You can also read my Crime Beat column on Tokyo Vice via the below link: