Melons are favourite targets for Japan’s yakuza, although the returns are not huge and the work difficult and tiring. File photo: Shutterstock
Melons are favourite targets for Japan’s yakuza, although the returns are not huge and the work difficult and tiring. File photo: Shutterstock
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Times are tough for Japan’s poor yakuza. They’re stealing melons

Gangs have traditionally made their money from extortion rackets, illegal gambling, the sex trade and drugs

Melons are favourite targets for Japan’s yakuza, although the returns are not huge and the work difficult and tiring. File photo: Shutterstock
Melons are favourite targets for Japan’s yakuza, although the returns are not huge and the work difficult and tiring. File photo: Shutterstock
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