The police are determined to curtail the broad influence of the yakuza in Japanese society. Photo: AFP The police are determined to curtail the broad influence of the yakuza in Japanese society. Photo: AFP
The police are determined to curtail the broad influence of the yakuza in Japanese society. Photo: AFP

Tough laws force Japan's yakuza to change their ways

Faced with crackdown on protection money rackets, notorious gangster groups are being forced to diversify, operate overseas – or go straight

The police are determined to curtail the broad influence of the yakuza in Japanese society. Photo: AFP The police are determined to curtail the broad influence of the yakuza in Japanese society. Photo: AFP
The police are determined to curtail the broad influence of the yakuza in Japanese society. Photo: AFP
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