Shinobu Tsukasa, the boss of Japan’s largest “yakuza” gang, the Yamaguchi-gumi, gets into a car after arriving at the train station in Kobe. Japanese police are bracing for gang war as Yamaguchi-gumi mafia group splits.
The fifth generation leader of Yamaguchi-gumi, Takumi Masaru had sent an example of a new path for the yakuza, one which is called the economic yakuza, and that these new Yakuza would now have to read the business section of the newspaper every day.
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Tetsuya Shiroo, a local gang member affiliated with the Yamaguchi-gumi, shot and killed the mayor of Nagasaki in 2007.
His name is Shinoda Ken-ichi, but commonly known as Tsukasa Shinobu. He is the most influential person in the Yakuza society and the underground world in Jap.