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

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

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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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