Kudo-kai crime syndicate head Satoru Nomura (in white) is seen during a police raid in 2010. He was sentenced to death for his role in a murder and three attempted murders. Photo: Reuters
Kudo-kai crime syndicate head Satoru Nomura (in white) is seen during a police raid in 2010. He was sentenced to death for his role in a murder and three attempted murders. Photo: Reuters
Japan

Japan steps up fight against ‘yakuza’ crime groups, with arrest, death sentence

  • A member of the Yamaguchi-gumi crime group was arrested over a murder, days after Satoru Nomura, head of the Kudo-kai, was sentenced to death
  • The Tokyo Olympic Games and the coronavirus pandemic slowed Japan’s campaign to clamp down on organised crime, but this is picking up again

Kudo-kai crime syndicate head Satoru Nomura (in white) is seen during a police raid in 2010. He was sentenced to death for his role in a murder and three attempted murders. Photo: Reuters
Kudo-kai crime syndicate head Satoru Nomura (in white) is seen during a police raid in 2010. He was sentenced to death for his role in a murder and three attempted murders. Photo: Reuters
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