noun, plural ya·ku·za.
Origin of yakuza
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The Japanese judges have established that yakuza bosses have “employer liability” for the actions of their subordinates.
The yakuza were traditionally federations of gamblers (bakuto) and street merchants (tekiya).
Japanese law enforcement uses all the laws available to crack down on the yakuza.
According to the National Police Agency, yakuza membership peaked in 1963, at approximately 184,100 members.
In Kyushu, where the yakuza are deeply rooted, they are not leaving with a whimper, they are leaving with a bang.