Yakuza: Japan’s armed venture capitalists

This is the second of a five-part series on the yakuza’s still wide reach in Japan. Part one is here. Japan’s organized crime often works hand-in-glove with the pedigreed elite and other “yakuza-minded” businessmen and individuals, including lawyers and accountants. These kyoseisha – cooperative entities – are not yakuza themselves, but are willing to assist […]