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Obama Makes Good on Promise to Attack Yakuza

Well, I guess that America made good on its promise to go after Japan’s yakuza. In my previous post on US President Obama declared war on the yakuza via an Executive Order: Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations, the US names four transnational organized crime groups, including the Yakuza, and authorizes the U.S. Treasury, working with… Keep Reading

The Yakuza

  [Via Journeyman TV] Child pornography, along with prostitution and drugs, allows the Yakuza – Japan’s 80,000 strong mafia – to rake in 50 billion dollars a year. We pry open a window on this deadly criminal network.  Produced by ABC Australia Distributed by Journeyman Pictures Previous BT articles on the Yakuza. Be sure to check… Keep Reading

Obama Declares War on the Yakuza

Here’s an informative post from the Japan Subculture Research Center (@japansubculture). The US has declared war (not in the military sense) on the yakuza, one of four transnational criminal organizations singled out by the POTUS in the EXECUTIVE ORDER: BLOCKING PROPERTY OF TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL ORGANIZATIONS: On July 24th, President Barak Obama declared war on the… Keep Reading

Japan’s priority measures against child pornography

It seems that Japan is doing more to battle child porn. I wonder if it will be enough to deter the crime? Here are my previous posts on the topic. The Nikkei Shimbun translation is below: “The National Police Agency (NPA) has mapped out a priority program to be tackled to root out child pornography,… Keep Reading


The Yakuza

I have spent most of the past 15 years in the dark side of the rising sun. Until three years ago, I was a crime reporter for the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s largest newspaper, and covered a roster of characters that included serial killers who doubled as pet breeders, child pornographers who abducted junior high-school girls,… Keep Reading

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