Category Archives: Japanese Yakuza

Japanese Yakuza – Part Three

Welcome back to the third part of our bite size guide to the Japanese Yakuza.  We’ve explained about the history and initiation rituals so far but who are the major families?  Listed below are the main ones: Yamiguchi-gumi – By … Continue reading

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Japanese Yakuza – Part Two

In Part One we discussed the history of the Yakuza and how they descend from small merchant organisations dating back three or four hundred years.  We’ll kick off this post by talking about their organisational structure followed by the initiation … Continue reading

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Japanese Yakuza Part One

In the West we tend not to look too critically at some of the organisations in what we would call the Far East.  We’ve generally heard of these groups, the Chinese Tong, the Hong Kong Triads and of course the … Continue reading

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