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(The Daily Beast)   When the Yakuza goes to war with itself, only the cops, and the undertaker win   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2020-08-31 4:02:53 PM  
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2020-08-31 5:10:26 PM  
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"There's a war between the old guard; Sugai, and the new blood; Sato"

"How many people know about this?"

"Including you and me? 14 million"
 
2020-08-31 5:22:14 PM  
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2020-08-31 5:23:04 PM  
But, Marge, that little guy hasn't done anything yet. Look at him. He's going to do something, and you know it's going to be good!
 
2020-08-31 5:25:29 PM  
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2020-08-31 5:26:07 PM  
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2020-08-31 5:26:13 PM  
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2020-08-31 5:26:48 PM  
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Not impressed
 
2020-08-31 5:30:08 PM  

lolmao500: [Fark user image 678x655]

Not impressed


Dammit, beat me by 30 seconds
 
2020-08-31 5:33:57 PM  
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2020-08-31 5:34:20 PM  
That article was a little creepily chatty and semi-admiring.  They pull it from one of the yakuza watch magazines or something?
 
2020-08-31 5:34:24 PM  
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2020-08-31 5:34:48 PM  
Deadpool 2 / Scoutmaster Kevin Scene
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2020-08-31 5:38:13 PM  
This sub-group, which is based in Nagoya-also home to Toyota and really delicious miso-basted fried chicken wings

Now I want miso-basted fried chicken wings.
 
2020-08-31 5:39:44 PM  
Are they still having the drifting street races?
 
2020-08-31 5:41:16 PM  
 
2020-08-31 5:45:40 PM  

puffy999: But, Marge, that little guy hasn't done anything yet. Look at him. He's going to do something, and you know it's going to be good!


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2020-08-31 5:50:30 PM  
Forgive my ignorance of Japanese culture but why do the Tokyo Police have "Police" written in English on their shields? You'd think there would be a Kanji word or symbol for that.
 
2020-08-31 5:50:51 PM  
Hmm. Here I always thought "Yakuza" was some sort of Yamaha/Suzuki/Honda motorcycle joint venture.
 
2020-08-31 5:51:23 PM  

genner: [Fark user image 850x478]


Credit where credit's due, yours was better.
 
2020-08-31 5:52:57 PM  

RodneyToady: [Fark user image 684x360]


Man. He's gotten beefier since playing the neighbor in Office Space...
 
2020-08-31 5:59:17 PM  
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2020-08-31 5:59:18 PM  
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Pretty in depth article. I got nothing yakuza related but Watanbe Ken inTanpopo.
 
2020-08-31 6:00:09 PM  
Real life on Netfrix?


Best program I've seen in a long time

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2020-08-31 6:02:05 PM  

gunsmack: Forgive my ignorance of Japanese culture but why do the Tokyo Police have "Police" written in English on their shields? You'd think there would be a Kanji word or symbol for that.


To prevent misunderstandings when dealing with tourists/visitors who don't read Japanese?
 
2020-08-31 6:12:58 PM  
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2020-08-31 6:19:34 PM  

Jake Havechek: [Fark user image 425x239]
"There's a war between the old guard; Sugai, and the new blood; Sato"

"How many people know about this?"

"Including you and me? 14 million"


It's been a million years since I watched Black Rain, and I'd somehow forgotten Kate Capshaw in that dress. Yum!
 
2020-08-31 6:22:48 PM  
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2020-08-31 6:27:52 PM  

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That's a Chinese movie, though.
 
2020-08-31 6:28:50 PM  
Avarice can ruin anything.
 
2020-08-31 6:28:52 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: That article was a little creepily chatty and semi-admiring.  They pull it from one of the yakuza watch magazines or something?


No, but it was written by Jake Adelstein, the self-appointed, self-aggrandizing "journalist" whose claim to fame is that the yakuza love him.

According to Jake, that is.
 
2020-08-31 6:36:03 PM  
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2020-08-31 6:38:46 PM  

Herr Morgenstern: Famishus: [Fark user image image 600x316]

That's a Chinese movie, though.


Gangs fighting gangs. It's the first thing I thought of. Figured it was funny enough to overlook the disparity. :)
 
2020-08-31 6:46:18 PM  

gunsmack: Forgive my ignorance of Japanese culture but why do the Tokyo Police have "Police" written in English on their shields? You'd think there would be a Kanji word or symbol for that.


Not hardly the expert here, but as far as "Well a few people told me over drinks..." the answer would be it's a leftover from SCAP and the American occupation.  It was policy at the time to romanize everything official or important to drive home the "We got your balls in a vice, Tojo" perception.  Now it's just sorta traditional.  And Japan being Japan...
 
2020-08-31 6:47:57 PM  
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2020-08-31 6:50:53 PM  

bakarocket: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: That article was a little creepily chatty and semi-admiring.  They pull it from one of the yakuza watch magazines or something?

No, but it was written by Jake Adelstein, the self-appointed, self-aggrandizing "journalist" whose claim to fame is that the yakuza love him.

According to Jake, that is.


Heh.  You know I didn't even think to check who wrote it, and I was actually thinking "WTF did they get Adelstein's clone to do this?"  I was close... I really should have recognized the 99 cent True Crime Drama paperback writing style.  Shikata ga nai
 
2020-08-31 6:57:05 PM  

Mega Steve: Jake Havechek: [Fark user image 425x239]
"There's a war between the old guard; Sugai, and the new blood; Sato"

"How many people know about this?"

"Including you and me? 14 million"

It's been a million years since I watched Black Rain, and I'd somehow forgotten Kate Capshaw in that dress. Yum!


Excellent flick.  Still holds up, saw it on cable a few months ago.
 
2020-08-31 6:58:50 PM  

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Tim Robbins did a wrestling picture?

/wrestling picture
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2020-08-31 7:04:36 PM  
When Yakuza gangs fight do they dance like in West Side Story?
 
2020-08-31 7:11:09 PM  

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Miike's newest movie also involves the Yakuza, although it isn't as gonzo as Ichi.
FIRST LOVE (2019) Official US Trailer | Takashi Miike Film
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2020-08-31 7:17:01 PM  
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2020-08-31 7:20:56 PM  
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2020-08-31 7:32:48 PM  
That was a good read. I always thought that the yakuza were more comic book characters than real. The interaction with the police and Japanese society as a whole is fascinating.
 
2020-08-31 8:21:46 PM  
Popped into this thread to see if there were any references to the "Yakuza" games, leaving very pleased.

/That's rad!
 
2020-08-31 8:38:18 PM  

Mugato: When Yakuza gangs fight do they dance like in West Side Story?


Nope, kabuki theater with noh mask.
 
2020-08-31 9:00:32 PM  
No Zatoichi pics,

You dishonor yoursleves.
 
2020-08-31 9:02:06 PM  
ftfa: '"Tadamasa Goto, a sociopathic boss with a bad habit of letting his men maim and kill innocent civilians,'

Isn't he the dad of that yakuza teen who tortured a girl for weeks before killing her?    The Japanese public got tired of 'just standing aside' after that one.
 
2020-08-31 9:37:05 PM  
Damn, does the author get paid by the word?
 
2020-08-31 10:12:14 PM  
Shouldn't the word "police" on their riot shields be in, oh I don't know, JAPANESE!?

There must be a reason why. Would a Japanese riot squad member even need a shield that says anything on it? Clearly, they're the ones.
 
2020-09-01 5:23:35 AM  
IIRC, the same sort of thing happened to the Italian mafia in Philadelphia. The FBI were delighted, and the end result was the Philly mob being run by the last mob boss standing- who was the mafia version of Homer Simpson (well-meaning but thoroughly incompetent).
 
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