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2 yakuza members arrested for stealing food

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By Frank Zeller

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The gangsters, aged 52 and 59, reportedly tried to steal 198 items including a watermelon, rice, eel, and prepared dishes, in the company of their gang boss, the Asahi and Mainichi dailies reported.

So, that would mean, if the "boss" was with them, then he should be arrested as well. Sounds to me that the underlings are taking one for the boss here.

Someone at that store has some pretty big cojones.

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Pretty sad to be being bullied at 59 years old.

Shoplifting and committing crimes and being arrested for your little gang's boss...ridiculous.

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Life as a Japanese yakuza mobster is getting so hard...

Poor guys. My heart goes out to them.

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But they are gangsters. Stealing is what they do. Why the surprise? The "so poor" line is just to evoke sympathy from us.

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Sigh... no cool karate moves, not lopped off fingers, no baths, the future ya san seem slightly pathetic. What must the older ya san think? They're probably tempted to act to relieve the embarrassment to their name.

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Wow the yaks have gone from making onigiri's to give away to having to steal them because they are hungry!! Hopeully they are on their way out!

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Next time I go past my local chapter I will make a donation....

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They were long tolerated as a necessary evil for ensuring order on the streets and getting things done quickly -- however dubious the means.

That's crap, people were scared of them. They don't do anything good for the country. Any "good" you read about they have done 100 times more bad things.

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in the company of their gang boss

If little me assisted people stealing tons of groceries, I would have been locked up for years then deported.

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Stealing 76000yen of food in a supermarket, i think some staff may notice.. that is a hell of a lot of food.

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Although this is an article about the Yakuza committing a crime, this is actually really good news!

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Stiffer anti-gang regulations are also making life a struggle as regular businesses are banned from dealing with mobsters, who struggle to even open a bank account or receive mail at their office.

You have to be a very strange country to let known criminals run known offices.

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You have to be a very strange country to let known criminals run known offices.

Or run for office. Allegedly!

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Uh-oh! After these guys are let go with no punishment, they might have a stern talking to and have to apologize to police at the next Yakuza party the police chief attends.

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The gangsters, aged 52 and 59, reportedly tried to steal 198 items including a watermelon, rice, eel, and prepared dishes, in the company of their gang boss, the Asahi and Mainichi dailies reported.

Sounds more like a prank or some sort of (bad) initiation/ rite of passage. In any case, demystified!

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Time to get a real job.

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