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(Japan Times)   Yakuza boss / boozer / gambler / Buddhist priest dead at 65 of seven-story fall. His philosophy: "It's easy to give up on the delinquents of the world, but if I give up on them who will make them better people? Who will teach them discipline?"   (japantimes.co.jp) divider line 8
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2013-03-04 11:29:56 PM
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Corn_Fed: Xythero: So, according to this glowing article, he was a crime boss that didn't commit any crimes?  Wouldn't that just make him a boss?

Yeah, that's what I'm not getting either. I'm sure there is much I don't understand about the whole thing, but isn't Yakuza inherently an underground mafia organization making money illegally? If everything he was doing was legal, how could he technically be Yakuza?


That he wasn't engaged in fraud, extortion or bid-rigging doesn't mean he was making money legally. You need to use your imagination, Corn_Fed san, and think outside the box. Bribes, collusion, undue influence, insider trading, and other methods of making money are just as illegal as overt thuggery, but don't actually hurt people. I suspect that's what this writer is saying. Compare John Gotti's tactics with Bernie Madoff's, for instance.
2013-03-04 09:15:35 PM
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one would not have to work very hard massaging that article to create a movie script Quentin Tarantino would drool over.
2013-03-04 07:03:10 PM
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hardinparamedic: PonceAlyosha: Have you never heard of Shaolin? Buddhism has always had a great martial tradition/been used to organize violent thugs.

That's China.

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Yakuza are Japanese.

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It's generally considered bad form and racist to confuse the two. The Chinese don't like the Japanese for good reasons.


I'm talking about Buddhism culturally, not nationalities. You are right, it would have been more appropriate to bring up the Buddhist influences on the code of Bushido, but that's complicated by the syncretism with Shinto. The idea the all Buddhism is inherently nonviolent has no precedence, at least  after Emperor Ashoka.
2013-03-04 07:02:17 PM
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hardinparamedic: Bender The Offender: hardinparamedic: And by discipline, he means his personal army of street thugs.

Good thing you took the time to read the article or your comment would make you look like a farking idiot who didn't even bother to read the article.

FTFA:    At the time of his death, he was the leader of a 150-man group in Shinjuku, and one of the top yakuza in the Inagawa-kai, Japan's third-largest organized crime group.

Yeah. I should be sad that a mob boss died.

I'll play a funeral march for him.



"Noble Gangbangers" are still bangers. And they're not as "noble and nice" as they portray themselves as.

I'll use the example of Pablo Escobar as the quintessential "hero of the people" gangster.


Nuance escapes you.
2013-03-04 06:56:33 PM
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Seven-story "fall"

/FTFY
2013-03-04 06:50:12 PM
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hardinparamedic: And by discipline, he means his personal army of street thugs.


Have you never heard of Shaolin? Buddhism has always had a great martial tradition/been used to organize violent thugs.
2013-03-04 06:48:00 PM
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hardinparamedic: And by discipline, he means his personal army of street thugs.


Good thing you took the time to read the article or your comment would make you look like a farking idiot who didn't even bother to read the article.
2013-03-04 06:47:03 PM
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When the ambulance arrived, Inoue told the crew: "I'm fine. Just take me to the hospital. I'll walk to the car myself."

After a 7 story fall? Bad. ASS.
 
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