Yakuza

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Japanese press advocates face 50 lawsuits, broken ribs

March 9, 2010 5:24 PM ET

Kensuke Nishioka, 42, looked different from the other Japanese journalists I encountered in Tokyo during a February trip. Maybe it was the pink hair. “Don’t believe any journalist who says they’re at risk in Japan,” he declared, shrugging off the time, at...

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'Erase it, or be erased': Life on a Japanese mafia hit list

February 24, 2010 9:49 AM ET

  A polite man in a suit gave investigative reporter Jake Adelstein the message from a leader of one of Japan’s organized crime groups when he was first working on the story back in 2005: “Erase it, or be erased.”...

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