Kenichi Shinoda, the boss of Japan's largest yakuza gang, the Yamaguchi-gumi. Photo: AFP Kenichi Shinoda, the boss of Japan's largest yakuza gang, the Yamaguchi-gumi. Photo: AFP
Kenichi Shinoda, the boss of Japan's largest yakuza gang, the Yamaguchi-gumi. Photo: AFP

US slaps sanctions on Yakuza crime syndicate newcomer, Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi

The move freezes any US assets of the organization and three of its bosses and prevents US financial institutions from doing business with them

Kenichi Shinoda, the boss of Japan's largest yakuza gang, the Yamaguchi-gumi. Photo: AFP Kenichi Shinoda, the boss of Japan's largest yakuza gang, the Yamaguchi-gumi. Photo: AFP
Kenichi Shinoda, the boss of Japan's largest yakuza gang, the Yamaguchi-gumi. Photo: AFP
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