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Just some quick news: Kiyoshi Takayama, second in command of the Yamaguchi-gumi, was arrested Thursday during a raid of his home in Kobe.
Read here and here. More information to follow!
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Looks like Jake Adelstein gets a mention in the NY Times article on this story:
And it was an honor to be mentioned. Hiroko Tabuchi did a great job on this story and it turns out to be very prescient. She was working it on weeks before Takayama’s arrest. I think it’s one of the best things written on the yakuza in the business world and Japan’s efforts to remove them from it, especially the construction industry.