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Crime-busting deliveryman foils yakuza pair 

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At least one of those yaks is going to lose a finger.

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How about arresting them? A massive shame for Japan come 2020

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You can't arrest all the yakuza. Some of them have "retired" and gone on to hold high positions in the government

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Suspects Yusuke Kodama, 32, and Hidekazu Oba, 35, both gang members from the Matsuba-kai crime syndicate, were arrested on suspicion of attempted extortion, the Metropolitan Police Department said.

Extortion? More like strong-armed robbery and possibly assault.

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The mobsters should have paid for the Rolex watch with fake Yen. Like the Monk who paid for his Compensated date

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Super hero heading, Was the deliveryman dress in some unique spandex and have superpower which one would reference. No just that the deliveryman too tough. Not really a quality of a superhero, just a normal bloke who know idiots when he see them.

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What a pair of dicks.

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Interesting that all these comments are in English. Would I right in assuming there are Japan Today web sites also in French, or Chinese, or Thai?

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“The deliveryman was too tough, we were no match for him.”

An anime scene just flashed before me

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Pretty funny story actually. I bet they were yelling guttural Yaroo to try to scare him.

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How does Japanese society benefit from allowing these groups to exist?

Beats me!!!

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Oba had ordered an 860,000 yen Rolex wristwatch but when the beefy deliveryman arrived and handed it over the two mobsters staged a fight to avoid paying up

Their acting must've been as good as most J tv dramas then! I'm actually quite surprised that a store will send out an 860,000 yen Rolex COD.

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How does Japanese society benefit from allowing these groups to exist?

So where do you draw the line? Japanese law allows the formation of various groups and associations that may people may find distasteful at best, but are allowed by law. Even AUM wasn't disbanded after the sarin attacks, they just changed spots and continue to exist today as Adelph,

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Am i reading this wrong or did they order a very expensive watch to a home address then expect to not pay and not get pull up on it by the boys in blue... pair of muppets.

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So where do you draw the line?

Easy to define and name them. And keep adding new names every time they change the name to try and avoid the law.

At the same time, develop a viable rehabilitation scheme for those who want to leave or 'wash their feet', as the saying goes.

Great story by the way. Good for him!

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@kurisupisu

How does Japanese society benefit from allowing these groups to exist? Beats me!!!

Why US police let Latino, Chinese and other crime gangs to exist? Beats me!!!

Or may be because one should commit a certan crime to go to jail?

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Or may be because one should commit a certain crime to go to jail?

Problem is that people don't want Yakuza to be given due process and find them guilty based upon their association vs having being actually caught and convicted of a crime.

Easy to define and name them. And keep adding new names every time they change the name to try and avoid the law.

Really? Some might say then that any religious organizations should be defined as criminal. Defining them and identifying them is not the same as finding them guilty of any actual crime.

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The quality of gangster is not what it used to be.

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Really? Some might say then that any religious organizations should be defined as criminal. Defining them and identifying them is not the same as finding them guilty of any actual crime.

Declare them illegal organisations. Then help the individual members leave and rejoin society.

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Declare them illegal organisations. Then help the individual members leave and rejoin society.

I know where you are coming from, yet it is a slippery slope that this would lead to in the end. Are ALL Yakuza bad? So ALL Yakuza commit crimes?

Please keep in mind that THIS is Japan, and not somewhere else, where what you wrote already happens. If they do not step out of line, the cops leave them alone, and for good reason as well, as they do not want open warfare that would have innocent bystanders become casualties. There are strict laws regarding the Yakuza, and believe it or not, they are less prevalent today than even 10 years ago, so the laws are working.

One of the biggest differences you can see with the change is more and more regular people wearing tattoos, something unheard of even 10 years ago in many places. Ok that's way off topic, but things are changing and will continue to change, you can not just make them instant changes here, it takes time, even a generation if necessary.

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Cheech and Chong...

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I hope they move the delivery guy to a new route, Id say if he was confronted a second time the yaks would have more than two guys to handle him next time.

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How does Japanese society benefit from allowing these groups to exist? Beats me!!!

Why US police let Latino, Chinese and other crime gangs to exist? Beats me!!!

Huh? Those are outlawed

Not like:

The yakuza, who are not outlawed but regulated and monitored, depend largely on drug trafficking, loan sharking and protection rackets for their income

Yakuza are more like the mafia, which are also outlawed

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Yubaru:

What you are saying is correct and forms conventional Japanese thinking on the subject. But I think that is accepted too easily and following a gradual but perceptible move by the police to alienate the gangsters in recent years, we are approaching a situation where they can be smashed once and for all. Maybe I am being too optimistic there, I dunno. But judging by the performance of the two mugs in this article, their invincibility is not what it was...

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Where do the unskilled workers come from for Fukushima daiichi

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A fake gun? Hardly gangsters. Al Capone is doubled over laughing in his grave.

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These were low level Yakuza. Most Yakuza work within the protection of the law. For example, in Oita they own and control the largest real estate firm dealing with renting apartments and buying-selling property. In a case that went to the civil court, their agency evaluated a 29 million property (kantei) at more than 40 million, namely 11 million above the maximum market price. The judge simply dismissed the fake evaluation but did nothing about the fraudulent assesment. Yakuza is part of ongoing life in Japan and will only change shape and form.

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They keep street crime way down...but are criminals nontheless....still, I`d rather Yaks to bikers,russians and American gangs..

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