The Japanese Mafia: Yakuza, Law, and the State

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The Japanese mafia - known collectively as yakuza - has had an extensive influence on Japanese society over the past fifty years. Based on extensive interviews with criminals, police officers, lawyers, journalists, and academics, this is the first academic analysis in English of Japan's criminal syndicates. Peter Hill argues that the essential characteristic of Japan's criminal syndicates is their provision of protection to consumers in Japan's under- and upper-worlds. In this respect they are analogous to the Sicilian ...

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The Japanese Mafia: Yakuza, Law, and the State
2006, OUP Oxford, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780199291618

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The Japanese Mafia: Yakuza, Law, and the State
2003, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199257522

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