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Yakuza: a tough mess to clean up

This is the third of a five-part series on the yakuza’s still wide reach in Japan. Part one is here; part 2, here. Lacking such tools as a specific RICO statute (directed against “racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations”), prohibitions on wiretapping and – until recently – plea-bargaining, Japanese law enforcement is often said to be hamstrung […]