Japan's New Generation of Mobsters

TheYakuza, Japan's organized crime syndicates, number some 90,000 gangsters and 3,300 gangs. The gangs have grown extraordinarily wealthy and internationally-minded in recent years - thanks to legitimate businesses. Reporter David Kaplan reveals that the Japan's largest, most influential companies are in effect financing the international expansion of the country's organized crime. This CIR story is based on research from David Kaplan's book, 'Yakuza,' which was honored with the 1987 Investigative Reporters and Editors Award.

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