What does organized crime look like in modern Japan, and why does anybody put up with it? Also, how many rocket launchers can you buy with 50 pounds of amphetamines?
All that and more, this week.
Listen to the episode here.
Kaplan, David and Alec Dubro. Yakuza: Japan’s Criminal Underworld, 2nd Edition.
Adelstein, Jake. Tokyo Vice.
Saga, Junichi. Confessions of a Yakuza.
Eiko, Siniawer. Ruffians, Yakuza, Natinoalists.