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Is Japanese organized crime a sunset industry? Don’t bet on it

Spare a thought for yet another industry in apparent decline: organized crime. Japan’s National Police Agency (NPA) recently announced that numbers of organized criminals – known as yakuza or boryokudan – are at their lowest level in years, continuing a long downward trend. But statistics only reveal so much; yakuza are not suddenly becoming elementary school teachers. Several […]

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