Tag: Yakuza

Yakuza helps Japan and the Japanese after the earthquake
By: Date: March 21, 2011 Categories: Lifestyle,News Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Yakuza is helping out Japan and the Japanese after the earthquake, with the relief efforts and showing a strain of civic duty. The worst of times sometimes brings out the best in people. Hours after the first shock waves hit, two of the largest crime groups went into action, opening their offices to those stranded in…

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Yakuza : Japanese crime organization and the tradition of tattooing
By: Date: January 16, 2011 Categories: Japanese Lifestyle,Lifestyle,Tatoo,Tokyo Lifestyle Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The origin of the Yakuza is a pretty controversial topic :  some believe that members of the Japanese mafia derived from kabuki-mono, the seventeenth-century samurai serving the Shogun that during the Tokugawa era (one of the most peaceful periods in the history of Japan), became ronin, coalescing in communities devoted to management of gambling and other…

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