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Japan fights yakuza efforts to make it a nine-fingered economy

The introduction of stricter anti-gang laws in recent years has forced the yakuza, Japan’s underworld organisations, to diversify and seek new sources of income.

That change in direction has meant more criminal involvement in the boardroom.

The Japanese authorities have stamped out sokaiya – mob-sponsored racketeers who threatened to disrupt shareholder meetings unless they were paid off.

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