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Yamaguchi-gumi number two arrested


Nov 19, 2010

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!

2 thoughts on “Yamaguchi-gumi number two arrested”
  1. 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.

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