Kenichi Shinoda, the boss of Japan's largest yakuza gang, the Yamaguchi-gumi,was released from jail in 2011. Photo: AFP

Japan braces for gang violence after split of biggest yakuza group

The Yamaguchi-gumi is reportedly poised to split because of an affiliate's push into its traditional turf

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Kenichi Shinoda, the boss of Japan's largest yakuza gang, the Yamaguchi-gumi,was released from jail in 2011. Photo: AFP
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