Yakuza Demographic Shift – Anti-yakuza laws in Japan resulting in an ageing membership

yakuza demographic shift

A police crackdown on organized crime in Japan and the proliferation of new opportunities for young men who want to make their way in the world has tarnished the yakuza’s unique selling proposition. As a result the criminal organization is finding it almost impossible to recruit new members. This has created a sharp demographic shift … Read more

Covid has affected Yakuza profits from legitimate businesses

Covid has affected Yakuza profits from legitimate business

An unnamed boss of one of Japan’s organised crime groups complained to a journalist from the Daily Shincho newspaper that Covid had impacted yakuza profits from several of the legitimate businesses that it operates. The boss did not comment regarding revenues from illegal activities such as gambling and drug trafficking. Instead he spoke about legal businesses such as … Read more