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Ex-Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi members may have launched new syndicate

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Former members of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi, a yakuza gang which split from the Yamaguchi-gumi in August 2015, may have launched a new crime syndicate after gathering in Hyogo Prefecture on Sunday.

Police said on Sunday afternoon, former leaders of the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi were seen after congregating at an office in Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, Fuji TV reported. A police spokesman said the meeting was most likely held to form a new breakaway group from the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi syndicate.

According to investigators, Yoshinori Oda (real name Yoshinori Kin), is said to have informed police of his withdrawal from the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi. Police believe he will be the de facto boss of the new underground criminal group.

Police said they will strengthen vigilance in anticipation of further conflict among yakuza factions.

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Police said they will strengthen vigilance in anticipation of further conflict among yakuza factions.

Instead of dismantling them...

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"According to investigators, Yoshinori Oda (real name Yoshinori Kin), is said to have informed police of his withdrawal from the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi."

And instead of just arresting the guy for being in an illegal organisation, no doubt they patted him on the back and said, "Ganbarre!"

In any case, any bets on a new name? I'm guessing something more original than the recent "Shin-Yamaguchi-Gumi", like "Shin-Shin-Yamaguchi-Gumi".

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I guess they should ask the cops...

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Not what i wanted to read, too many around here as it is!!!

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Police said they will strengthen vigilance in anticipation of further conflict among yakuza factions

So they are too afraid (or connected) to tackle them, but will be ready to clean up their mess.

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The new gang is named Ninkyo Dantai Yamaguchi-gumi.

"Ninkyo" is the code of honour of yakuza.

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The article states that the Yakuza is an "underground" group. The mob near my office here clean their cars on the road and in times of conflict, there are cop cars assigned to watch the office 24/7!

Not much that I see suggests

an underground organisation

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The police know precisely what is happening.  They get their payoff from a different bunch of Yaks is all.

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