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Essay Yakuza

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The effects of Japan’s organized crime syndicate on economy, business, society, people and government.

This research will analyze the effect that the yakuza, Japan’s organized crime syndicate, has on the Japanese economy and on the life of the people of Japan. The effect of the yakuza will be illustrated with an exploration of the yakuza’s infiltration of many legitimate businesses and how this specifically affects the Japanese economy. Further, there is short examination of the effect the yakuza have had in efforts by/ the Japanese government to reform the economy in the face of the worst recession in Japan’s history since the end of World
War II. What is the Yakuza?

The yakuza is Japan’s organized crime syndicate. Although the yakuza has old roots in Japan, the yakuza did not prosper until after World War II.

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