yakuza

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a Japanese gangster

organized crime in Japan

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La violence des rapports avec les yakusa a eu pour consequence de realigner le rapport avec les representants de l'Etat et plus particulierement avec les autorites locales.
On reconnait egalement des techniques de mobilisation qui s'inscrivent dans cette tradition : la mise en place de distribution de repas prepares avec la participation des sans-abri, l'engagement de militants qui decident de vivre a la rue, aux cotes des sansabris ; mais aussi les rapports conflictuels avec les gangs de yakusa qui vont jusqu'a organiser des contre-mobilisations, l'organisation reticulaire de ce nouveau mouvement qui, des l'origine, peut s'appuyer sur le reseau preexistant des syndicats de travailleurs journaliers ou la cooperation des differentes factions de la gauche radicale (Malinas 2011).
This time, the message is that teamwork with loyal friends is infinitely cooler than being a Yakusa or working for a Triad boss.
Your chance to drive like a lunatic through the streets of Hong Kong with Wreckless: The Yakusa Missions - you've never seen anything quite like this.
The Japanese yakusa, the Russian mafia and Chinese triads are all said to be involved.
Those who have read his path-breaking works on Marxist theory, especially on alienation and dialectics, or his many essays on topics such as the yakusa and the emperor of Japan or Wilhelm Reich, or for that matter played his board game "Glass Struggle," know something of his breadth and depth.
Yakusa, Japan's largest crime syndicate, had 30,000 employees working
Some observers estimated that between forty to seventy percent of the bad loans of Japanese banks were linked to yakusa (Gongshang Shibao 2/17/96, 7).
Like the old community study of Tijuana that missed the whore houses, Sanders gives us a low crime rate without the Yakusa, a nonlitigational auto insurance claims processing system without the cartelized insurance industry colluding to under-compensate, and industrial relations without the raw government-backed economic coercion of the dozen dominant conglomerates.
He would be likely to be unemployed, or working in a low paid job, maybe on a piece-rate controlled by the yakusa (Japanese mafia).
Some 60 passengers were lined up at Bampaku Yakusa station to take the first train departing at 5:30 a.
In Japan, the Yakusa, who helped conservatives crush leftwing labor unrest in the 1950s, established close ties to the conservative Liberal Democratic Party, which allowed them to operate openly and set up multibillion dollar enterprises.
But that sort of thing was an everyday occurrence for the Flying Squad, who were in the middle of a gang war between US mobsters and the Yakusa.
When Yakusa was first mentioned I thought it was a motorbike or an Oriental whirlpool bath but it turned out to be a mysterious Japanese mafia.
TODAY yakusa mobsters, Japan's equivalent of the Mafia, are more likely to resemble pinstriped sararimen (office workers) than the traditional missing fingered -- punishment signs for promises broken and mistakes made-tattooed gangsters of yesteryear.