I'm pretty sure the Mafia is not illegal either. I've never heard of anyone being arrested for being a Mafia member. They are arrested for the crimes they commit and conspire to commit.
In Italy, being a member of the mafia has been illegal since a special law to address this very problem was passed in 1982. It is known as the "416 bis" and has been the key component of many successful prosecutions precisely because it criminalizes membership in Cosa Nostra. Maybe something similar could be done for the Yakuza.
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