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Yakuza Known For Their Striking Full Body Tattoos And Severed Fingertips, Japan S Gangsters Comprise A Criminal Class Eighty Thousand Strong Than Four Times The Size Of The American Mafia Despite Their Criminal Nature, The Yakuza Are Accepted By Fellow Japanese To A Degree Guaranteed To Shock Most Westerners Here Is The First Book To Reveal The Extraordinary Reach Of Japan S Mafia Originally Published In 1986, Yakuza Was So Controversial In Japan That It Could Not Be Published There For Five Years But In The West It Has Long Served As The Standard Reference On Japanese Organized Crime, Inspiring Novels, Screenplays, And Criminal Investigations David E Kaplan And Alec Dubro Spent Nearly Two Decades Conducting Hundreds Of Interviews With Everyone From Street Level Hoodlums And Police To Japan S Most Powerful Godfathers The Result Is A Searing Indictment Of Corruption In The World S Second Largest Economy.This Updated, Expanded, And Thoroughly Revised Edition Of Yakuza Tells The Full Story Of Japan S Remarkable Crime Syndicates, From Their Feudal Start As Bands Of Medieval Outlaws To Their Emergence As Billion Dollar Investors In Real Estate, Big Business, Art, And.

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  • Paperback
  • 422 pages
  • Yakuza
  • David E. Kaplan
  • English
  • 03 June 2017
  • 0520215621

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  1. says:

    When it comes to Japan, people are often eager to point to low violent crime rates to make a case for a harmonious, conflict less society Even portrayals of the Yakuza often invoke them as chivalrious gangsters merely following some old traditions, with the Yakuza themselves trying to point to Edo period romanticism or other PR gags to keep that image alive.Naturally though, any organised crime is going to be muchseedy and sinister than that, and the scale and institutionalization of the When it comes to Japan, people are often eager to point to low violent crime rates to make a case for a harmonious, conflict less society Even portrayals of the Yakuza often invoke them as c...


  2. says:

    I have to say that I found David E Kaplan and Alec Dubro s book on the yakuza, Yakuza Japan s Criminal Underworld, a fascinating alternative modern history of Japan The book is framed in relation to what was seen as a growing yakuza threat in America, which I suspect has faded as the bubble has burst and Japan has stagnated It s fascinating to see how they evolved from professional gamblers who were trying to recoup salaries from landowners through gambling in the early days to running insid I have to say that I found David E Kaplan and Alec Dubro s book on the yakuza, Yakuza Japan s Criminal Underworld, a fascinating alternative modern history of Japan The book is framed in relation to what was seen as a growing yakuza threat in America, which I suspect has faded as the bubble has burst and Japan has stagnated It s fascinating to see how they evolved from professional gamblers who were trying to recoup salaries f...


  3. says:

    damn good book a great primer on postwar japan, with the yakuza focus providing great narrative momentum for what really is a broader survey of contemporary japanese culture, economics, politics, andand it is telling of the book s a...


  4. says:

    The book lays down the basics on the subject of Yakuza The first chapters are the most interesting because it explains how these groups always took part in Japanese society The importance of Giri and Ninjo the social behaviour or mentality that binds Japanese culture together Strong sense of duty and saving face The author also delves into the apparent la...


  5. says:

    Yakuza is basically written as a textbook It surveys the last three hundred years of the Japanese underworld groups known as the Yakuza It is amazing to see how, for a good portion of their history, the Yakuza have been an accepted part of doing business in Japanese culture At times they have worked alongside of sitting political leaders to help accomplish the goals of government Many of the participants in the 1940 s were actually war criminals, yet the US government occupation forces made Yakuza is basically written as a textbook It surveys the last three hundred years of the Japanese underworld groups known as the Yakuza It is amazing to see how, for a good portion of their history, the Yakuza have been an accepted part of doing business in Japanese culture At times they have worked alongside of sitting political leaders to help accomplish the goals of government Many of the participants in the 1940 s were actually war criminals, yet the US government occupation forces made use of many of these men to spy on the Communists and for other tasks At times even knowing these were Yakuza members people of a criminal nature the US military and intelligence agencies still worked with them and even hired them to undertake specific tasks.The Yakuza were used to keep the docks working which helped to entrench them on the waterfront They entered into shipping and transportation investments which enabled them to move many illicit goods They we...


  6. says:

    This book is amazing The corruption in Japan is unfathomable My view of Japan has changed after having read this book Not finished yet, but the extent of the influence of the Yakuza is chillingly horrific How can one of the world s leading economic...


  7. says:

    That was one of the most comprehensive, thorough studies on the topic, and although it took me 15 hours to finish, I do not regret a second of it A real eye opener when it comes to Japanese political and economic corruption Read this, and yakuza will no longer be funny men with m...


  8. says:

    The Yakuza are involved in a number of areas such as prostitution, pornography, drugs, gambling, loan sharking, trucking, smuggling, extortion, and the construction and entertainment industries They are also not just in Japan, but have become involved in Hawaii and California The Yakuza is also inter twined with the right wing movement in Japan.The book goes into the very early origins of the Yakuza movement, going all the way back to samurai who became bandits There were also groups in towns The Yakuza are involved in a number of areas such as prostitution, pornography, drugs, gambling, loan sharking, trucking, smuggling, extortion, and the construction and entertainment industries They are also not just in Japan, but have become involved in Hawaii and California The Yakuza is also inter twined with the right wing movement in Japan.The book goes into the very early origins of the Yakuza movement, going all the way ...


  9. says:

    A bit dry for a book about the Yakuza, which I think would make for fascinating reading Alas, the fault is mine, I believe What I would have found exciting would have been a book drawing heavily on the field of cultural anthropology, and a quick perusal of the authors qualifications would have told me that they are investigative journalists good ones even, with a lot of research but that doesn t change the fact that we are interested in two different things This book focused a lot so it A bit dry for a book about the Yakuza, which I think would make for fascinating reading Alas, the fault is mine, I believe What I would have found exciting would have been a book drawing heavily on the field of cultural anthropology, and a quick perusal of the authors qualifications would have told me that they are investigative journalists good ones even, with a lot of research but that doesn t change the fact that we are interested in two different things This book focused a lot so it se...


  10. says:

    As an intensive study on yakuza and their connections to politics and or international trade, it s brilliant It s loaded with thorough information and good investigative reporting However, as a book, I could barely keep up with it I often drifted away during the several chapters regarding Japanese rightist politics, because I m not familiar with it in the least However, I was deeply intrigued with the first 100 pages that detailed the historic beginnings of the Japanese yakuza and how they w As an intensive study on yakuza and their connections to politics and or international trade, it s brilliant It s loaded with thorough information and good investigative reporting However, as a book, I could barely keep up with it I often drifted away during the several chapters regarding Japanese rightist politics, because I m not familiar with it in the least However, I was deeply intrigued with the first 100 pages that detailed the historic beginnings of the Japanese yakuza and how they were romanticized and may still be in Japanese society Additionally, it was informative to read about yak...

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