Japan’s yakuza crime networks are shedding members as authorities step up pressures


“Coming out of prison or a yakuza organization, you have to think that for the first five years you’re not the same as everyone else. People often talk about starting from zero, but we are starting from minus, working toward zero,” said Nakamizo, 56, sitting in his office in Hakata, a city near Kitakyushu.



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