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Yakuza: Japan's Criminal Underworld
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Known for their striking full-body tattoos and severed fingertips, Japan's gangsters comprise a criminal class eighty thousand strong—more than four times the size of the American mafia. Despite their criminal nature, the yakuza are accepted by fellow Japanese to a degree guaranteed to shock most Westerners. Yakuza is the first book to reveal the extraordinary reach of Japan's Mafia. Originally published in 1986, it was so controversial in Japan that it could not be published there for five years. But in the west it has long served as the standard reference on Japanese organized crime and has inspired novels, screenplays, and criminal investigations. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition tells the full story or Japan's remarkable crime syndicates, from their feudal start as bands of medieval outlaws to their emergence as billion-dollar investors in real estate, big business, art, and more.

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25th Anniversary
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David E. Kaplan. (2012). Yakuza: Japan's Criminal Underworld. 25th Anniversary University of California Press.

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tableOfContents
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Preface to the 2012 Edition
Prologue: Enter the Yakuza
PART I: EARLY HISTORY
1. The Honorable Outlaws
PART II: THE KODAAAA YEARS
2. Occupied Japan
3. Nexus on the Right
4. The Black Mist
PART III: THE MODERN YAKUZA
5. The Syndicates
6. Corruption, Japanese-Style
7. The Keizai Yakuza
8. The Collapsing Bubble
PART IV: THE MOVE ABROAD
9. Meth, Money, and the Sex Trade
10. Old Markets and New
11. Across the Pacific
12. To America
Epilogue: A New Yakuza
A Note on Research
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index