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Notes On The Yakuza Lobby: How The Underworld Asserts Itself In The Political Sphere

Because of Japan's personal privacy protection laws, created by the LDP to discourage magazine reporters for writing about their scandals and organized crime ties, I'm limited in what I can…

Yakuza Comix: An Illustrated Guide To The Front Company フロント企業図解

To give you an idea of the scale of organized crime front companies in Japan, in Tokyo alone, there were over 1,000 at the end of 2010. And those are…