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From The Guardian: Residents go to courts to evict yakuza

Residents of a city in western Japan this week became the first to turn to the courts for help in ridding their neighbourhood of organised crime, amid fears that they…

The town that took on the yakuza, from The Independent

Japan's mafia seemed untouchable – until a group of residents risked everything to launch a court fight to drive the gangsters out. By David McNeill in Kurume City

From the Times Online: Yakuza stalk Japanese markets as organised crime opens new front

From The Times August 28, 2008 By Leo Lewis, Asia Business Correspondent Japan’s powerful yakuza organised crime syndicates are mounting a widespread assault on the country’s financial markets that may…

Rainy Day Yakuza #10,001

I hate them. Most yakuza do. People get taken out when it rains -- the rain washes away the blood, the trace evidence, the footprints, everything. You can't hear a…

Salaryman in Japan

You wouldn’t expect The Japan Travel Bureau to put out the finest sociological treatise about the pathology and isolation of modern life in Japan, but here it is. It’s a…

Welcome to the other side.

Welcome. This blog will help you find the latest information on the "other" Japan – that largely unknown to the foreign public. Topics such as organized crime (ヤクザ, the Yakuza)…