Yakuza: Japan's Criminal Underworld / Edition 1 by David E. Kaplan, Alec Dubro | | 9780520215627 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Yakuza: Japan's Criminal Underworld / Edition 1

Yakuza: Japan's Criminal Underworld / Edition 1

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by David E. Kaplan, Alec Dubro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520215621

ISBN-13: 9780520215627

Pub. Date: 02/01/2003

Publisher: University of California Press

Known for their striking full-body tattoos and severed fingertips, Japan's gangsters comprise a criminal class eighty thousand strong--more than four times the size of the American Mafia. Despite their criminal nature, the yakuza are accepted by fellow Japanese to a degree guaranteed to shock most Westerners. Here is the first book to reveal the extraordinary reach of

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Known for their striking full-body tattoos and severed fingertips, Japan's gangsters comprise a criminal class eighty thousand strong--more than four times the size of the American Mafia. Despite their criminal nature, the yakuza are accepted by fellow Japanese to a degree guaranteed to shock most Westerners. Here is the first book to reveal the extraordinary reach of Japan's Mafia. Originally published in 1986, Yakuza was so controversial in Japan that it could not be published there for five years. But in the West it has long served as the standard reference on Japanese organized crime, inspiring novels, screenplays, and criminal investigations. David E. Kaplan and Alec Dubro spent nearly two decades conducting hundreds of interviews with everyone from street-level hoodlums and police to Japan's most powerful godfathers. The result is a searing indictment of corruption in the world's second-largest economy.
This updated, expanded, and thoroughly revised edition of Yakuza tells the full story of Japan's remarkable crime syndicates, from their feudal start as bands of medieval outlaws to their emergence as billion-dollar investors in real estate, big business, art, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520215627
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Edition description:
Second Edition, Expanded Edition
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments, vii,
About the Authors, xi,
Preface to the 2012 Edition, xiii,
Prologue: Enter the Yakuza, xvii,
PART I: EARLY HISTORY,
1. The Honorable Outlaws, 3,
PART II: THE KODAAAA YEARS,
2. Occupied Japan, 31,
3. Nexus on the Right, 56,
4. The Black Mist, 83,
PART III: THE MODERN YAKUZA,
5. The Syndicates, 111,
6. Corruption, Japanese-Style, 144,
7. The Keizai Yakuza, 175,
8. The Collapsing Bubble, 196,
PART IV: THE MOVE ABROAD,
9. Meth, Money, and the Sex Trade, 223,
10. Old Markets and New, 251,
11. Across the Pacific, 277,
12. To America, 293,
Epilogue: A New Yakuza, 325,
A Note on Research, 335,
Notes, 339,
Glossary, 373,
Bibliography, 377,
Index, 387,

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