Yakuza

Japan's Criminal Underworld

Author: David E. Kaplan,Alec Dubro

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520215627

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

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"A fascinating study of how criminal enterprise can infect the very heart of modern capitalism. Here is the backstage world of political influence and organized crime in the world's second largest economy... by far the most detailed and even-handed study of this important and neglected subject."--John W. Dower, author of Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II Reviews of original edition: "A superb study of Japan's underworld that is both entertaining and revealing. The authors miss none of the color and curious detail of the yakuza style, but at the same time go far beyond surface observations."--Far Eastern Economic Review "The book is laden with fascinating information, some of it heretofore unavailable in English."--Washington Post "Blend the Mafia with the Masons. Let them simmer a while, then fold in the Ku Klux Klan and you'll have the yakuza. . .. Important and timely. . .Yakuza will serve for years as the source document on Japanese organized crime."--San Jose Mercury News "State-of-the-art investigative reporting. . .must reading for those who consider themselves already highly conversant with yakuza activities. . .disturbing."--Journal of Asian Studies
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Japan at War

An Encyclopedia

Author: Louis G. Perez

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847414

Category: History

Page: 615

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This compelling reference focuses on the events, individuals, organizations, and ideas that shaped Japanese warfare from early times to the present day. * Topic finder lists * A comprehensive timeline * 10 maps of key military theaters * Essential primary source documents related to the military history of Japan
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Mafia Life

Love, Death, and Money at the Heart of Organized Crime

Author: Federico Varese

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190868937

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The Japanese Yakuza. The Chinese Triads. The Sicilian Cosa Nostra. The Calabrian N'Drangheta. The New York Mafia. The Russian Vory -v -Vakone.Today, mafias operate across the globe, with hundreds of thousands of members and billions of dollars in revenue. From Hong Kong to New York, these vast organizations spread their tentacles into politics, finance and everyday life. But what is it like to belong to the Mafia? How do you join? Whatdoes it do to your loved ones? How do you make it to the top? And what happens if you break the rules?Criminologist Federico Varese draws on a lifetime's research to give us access to some of the world's most secretive societies. Mixing reportage with case studies and historical insights, this is the story of mafia as it really is: filled with boredom and drama, death and disaster, ambition andbetrayal.Infiltrating initiation ceremonies from Russia to England, visiting exclusive gambling clubs in Macau and Mafia summits in Dubai luxury hotels, Varese builds up a unique picture of life in the mafia from the inside.
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Pacific Partners

The Japanese Presence in Canadian Business, Society, and Culture

Author: Carin Holroyd,Kenneth Coates

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781550284928

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

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Contents: 1 Canada and Japan Today 2 Canada and Japan to the 1930s 3 Canada and Japan During World War II 4 Canada-Japan Relations After World War II 5 The Changing Face of Canadian and Japanese Societies 6 Canadian and Japanese Business Cultures 7 The Evolution of Canada-Japan Trade 8 Canada-Japan Investment 9 The Future of the Canada-Japan Business Relationship 10 Approaching the 21st Century
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Organized Crime in the U.S.

Author: Wesley B. Knowles

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 105

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Organised crime has taken on an increasingly transnational nature, and with more open borders and the expansion of the Internet, criminals endanger the United States not only from within the borders, but beyond. Threats come from a variety of criminal organisations, including Russian, Asian, Italian, Balkan, Middle Eastern, and African syndicates. Policymakers may question whether the tools they have provided the federal government to combat organised crime are still effective for countering today's evolving risks. In the wake of the economic downturn, organised crime could further weaken the economy with illegal activities (such as cigarette trafficking and tax evasion scams) that result in a loss of tax revenue for state and federal governments. On the national security front, experts and policymakers have expressed concern over a possible nexus between organised crime and terrorism. Despite the difference in motivation for organised crime (profit) and terrorism (ideology), the linking element of the two is money. This book consists of public documents which have been located, gathered, combined, reformatted, and enhanced with a subject index, selectively edited and bound to provide easy access.
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The Japanese power game

what it means for America

Author: William J. Holstein

Publisher: N A L Trade

ISBN: 9780452266865

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 351

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In 1998 the Japanese government was rocked by a series of scandals that seemed to threaten the entire postwar order. This book focuses on what these scandals meant for the Japanese system -- and for the rest of the world. The largest scandal centered on Hiromasa Ezoe, the founder of the Recruit group of magazines, who spread millions of his unlisted shares among Japan's powerful elite to gain influence. Holstein shows how hopes for political and social change in Japan in the wake of the Recruit scandal were dramatically overblown. Drawing on exclusive interviews with participants, Holstein provides an incisive analysis of U.S.-Japanese relations.
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AccessAsia

A Guide to Specialists and Current Research

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Asianists

Page: N.A

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Global Crime: An Encyclopedia of Cyber Theft, Weapons Sales, and Other Illegal Activities [2 volumes]

Author: Philip L. Reichel

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440860157

Category: Social Science

Page: 805

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A definitive resource for understanding such far-reaching and often interconnected crimes as cyber theft, drug trafficking, human smuggling, identity theft, wildlife poaching, and sex tourism. • Includes primary source documents such as international treaties and conventions related to global crime • Provides quick access to key terms, events, individuals, and organizations playing a key role in combating global crime • Includes suggested sources for additional information in each entry to aid readers who want to examine the topic in more detail • Features scholars and practitioners from more than 10 countries who have specific knowledge of, and experience with, many of the global crimes covered in the work
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Blood Brothers

Crime, Business, and Politics in Asia

Author: Bertil Lintner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789747551792

Category: Organized crime

Page: 470

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