Yamaguchi's announcement to cancel Halloween Candy released their source Japan the Sankei Shimbun
Mention Japan triad, a lot of people's first impression is often in Japan appeared in the gangster film "Yamaguchi-gumi". According to Japan, the Sankei Shimbun reported recently, the Yamaguchi recently put up notices at the headquarters offices in Kobe, announced this year it would stop its traditional activities--to the nearby children free candy at Halloween, and to "apologize to parents and children looked forward to participating in this activity" commitments will return to hold next year.
As Japan's largest "specifying violence" (registered in government institutions, so that its regulation of violence), has a century-old Yamaguchi always before in the country's upheavals resourcefulness to grow again and again, but now is struggling.
Not to make money: auctions, stock market, real estate
In March 1915, from run-down fishermen step by step breaks out for a big island group under the leadership of shankouchunji, Kobe more than more than 50 stevedores in Hong Kong (in fact, most gamblers, drifters) formed the Yamaguchi-gumi. Who would have dreamed of, Kobe, which was the only Hong Kong's gambling underworld industry "carry handle" big island of subordinate branches of the group, has become the largest in the world in 100 years, most of mafia organizations.
Starting from Harukichi Yamaguchi, leader of the Yamaguchi-gumi has six, especially "third generation" tiangangyixiong, head of the Organization's contribution to the most important. Tanooka died from 1946 served as leader until 1981, was the Yamaguchi-gumi's longest-serving leader. His postwar Japan economic reconstruction opportunity leads organizations developed rapidly, becoming in Japan within the influential triad organization, Japan police as the first batch of five "wide-field violence" of the first. The peak of its power all over Japan 44 prefectures, occupied Japan half of triad members.
From 1966 Japan police launched the "Yamaguchi-gumi fighting bad fight", but Tanooka to build the strength of the Yamaguchi-gumi, the organization closely, before his death in Tanooka "bad fight" very limited effect. Succession of "four eyes" head office less than six months later by another gang "and the" assassination, raised mainly in street shootings between the two major groups of large-scale warfare, makes the popular impression further deterioration for the gang. Although the "five eyes" leader trying to smooth relations and the police, and adjusting the structure of national regional leadership ready to rally, but failed to materialize due to internal high-level factional infighting, also resigned, the police would also like to take this opportunity in the Division within the Yamaguchi-gumi.
Nevertheless, the economic magazine fortune in 2014, said Yamaguchi-year income is still $ 80 billion, equivalent to twice times the annual budget of Osaka, Aichi 4 times, in five underworld paid on top. Article said that Yamaguchi early revenue and other similar to underworld, mainly drug trafficking, gambling and protection rackets. But since Japan started in 1992 the violence strategy Act prohibits the Yamaguchi-gumi underworld after intimidation and other means of collecting funds, in addition to the illegal, Yamaguchi began his career in the entertainment industry, real estate, stock and art auctions, and other fields of investment.
From 2011, aimed at punishing the underworld organization providing interests of enterprises and members of the public in the exclusion of violence since the coming into force of the Bill, rely more and more on pecuniary interests drive the Yamaguchi-gumi's lack of stamina has, had to consider other means of development. Also at this time, Yamaguchi gradually began to show some known "alternative" characters.
Not the same triad: newspaper, disaster response, Abe
Give kids candy just the Yamaguchi-gumi is different from the people the impression that "triad" of one side only. As an organization is much like a large enterprise, in 2013, the Yamaguchi-gumi started a titled pass new set of newspapers, Shinoda city leader was published in the above articles, three generations of leader's birthday 100 years special content, such as, there are tournaments and entertainment news and information. On April 2, 2014, the official website of the Yamaguchi-gumi is launched, talking about "disabled drug", "chuqiangfuruo" and "clean state", many pictures on the Web site reflects the membership of the Organization in the Kobe earthquake of 1995 and 2011 Japan tsunami disaster relief scenarios. On April 11, the website launched the "up the road" column, it starts the article directly at Abe's "fire", "listen to Abe's recent statements, coupled with ' Japan gradually move closer to the nationalist, Japan national equal rights are at risk, ' facts, feel Japan is beginning to fascism, we are deeply concerned."
In order to further improve its image, after each disaster, fighting for the first time they arrived on the scene and rescue, distribution of materials, organize reconstruction (and from several disaster relief activities, because the organization is more efficient, faster than the self defense force). Do Japan Government is clearly not happy September 2014, for example, a Yakuza Member who tried to cover up their triad background as regular employees participate in the Fukushima nuclear fallout sweeping identity when arrested for working in the affected areas. Dialogue the United States producer Walter Mondale
Japan public opinion generally believes that the Yamaguchi-gumi in order to "bleaching" themselves, improving reputation in order to attract more Japan join, significantly reduced violent crime while carrying more than a few initiatives, are a bit like a triad, it's sort of philanthropy. But it really can make the Yamaguchi-gumi in the second 100 years continue?
Not the same river: Gold Digger, split, Black-Black
73 year old Division (whose real name is Xiao Tian City) in 1962 joined the Yamaguchi-gumi, took office in 2005, "six-generation" team leader, but a year before taking office because of his men to gun possession and was sentenced to 6 years in prison. While he was still in prison of the Yamaguchi-gumi was completed before the takeover, until taking office after 4 months in prison, but during the service of remote command and actual work performed by his Deputy Gao Shanqing Division, 2011 continued to manage after their release from prison the Yamaguchi-gumi.
But Lake the Lake was no longer familiar to Secretary. Impact of the economy is in the doldrums and Japan Governments seized the opportunity to organize "fighting new bad fight", the early 2015 Yamaguchi not only members of the group have dropped to more than 20,000 people, only peaking at # one-third; on August 27 this year, with its core implementation group shanjian group and the group led by 13 groups are out of the Yamaguchi-gumi in his own country, another reorganization of the new organization. Although this isn't the first time history of the Yamaguchi-gumi faction, but worse at this point.
Asahi Shimbun Yamaguchi split the described as "poor to split"; the Asahi newspaper quoted police as saying, Yamaguchi top threatened to split groups "you go out, even don't have anything to eat" but separatist groups responded: "we are going back to the Yamaguchi-gumi", reflects the internal people shaken. So what is the "Yakuza"?
Research triad of Japan famous journalist Nathan Mizoguchi has pointed out that traditional Japan gang structure is actually the Emperor system mapping. In other words, the Japan gangster like between the lines of the Emperor and feudal Warrior obey parent-child relationships, human and moral principles become a road the characters acting on the most basic criteria.
But from "five accounts" Yamaguchi Group began, group within parent-child relationship more weak, monthly surrendered of huge Nagin decided all; to "six generation accounts" Shi, not only each months of elements money from 800,000 rose to 1.15 million yen, and in the big Festival, and or Division endure birthday of when, the direct leader are also need set align 100 million as gift "available", such he a years nearly has more than 600 million more of gift income. Many Yamaguchi rarely years of immediate leader often cannot afford the fee, was shown the door.
Plus Division for sinister, not only expanding his power since he took office, bring the Yakuza headquarters moved from Kobe to his fortune, Hiromichi is located in Nagoya, many members to accept. Those who want to return to "Yakuza" group just ahead of "voting with their feet". If there is no police intervention, the two wolves in the offing "black Black" dramas are also predictable.
What is the future?
Regardless of the Yamaguchi-gumi is in today's Japan are difficult to survive. According to Kyodo, Yamaguchi half a month after the group split, Japan Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department promptly convened a black department heads and Deputy Director of the police station about 200 people attended an emergency Conference triad countermeasures. Meeting Hill, Metropolitan Police Deputy Director Shi Xiong made important instructions, need to "seize the opportunity of the shock elimination of the Yamaguchi-gumi, to pre-emptively ban", "to create a good atmosphere for 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, will never allow gang warfare against Tokyo and Japan the people security of life and property. "He instructed related departments to strengthen surveillance and information gathering to ensure prompt and set out to investigate.
Active in other Yamaguchi, Osaka City, local police also had to take this opportunity to cast nets have been supervised, only chance appears to have reduced violence banned, this Japan Society did not resolve the chronic illness. On September 9, the Osaka prefectural police shanjian groups to secede from the Yamaguchi-gumi in Kobe, Chuo-ku, the firm carried out house searches at various locations, this is after the Yamaguchi split police shanjian group for the first time to conduct a search.
On October 22, Nathan told the Asahi Shimbun that Mizoguchi, sugar made by the Yakuza, the Cancel routine operations and lack of funds have little to the fall-out is still, after all, in the Yamaguchi-gumi, sent sugar to children not more expensive. Their top fear is uncontrollable conflict may occur when the candy, once children were injured, already embattled Japan police to arrest Yamaguchi-gumi members take for granted for this reason. Now weakened Yamaguchi-gumi in the face of not only the Government is vulnerable at the time, the control of grass-roots capacity than before, even traditional populist activity cannot guarantee safe and timid.
2016 Halloween Candy made by the Yamaguchi-gumi is also to deliver to promise it?