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Yakuza: The Japanese Mafia

Japan
261.5k viewsReasons The Yakuza Is More Than Just A Japanese MafiaThe yakuza are Japanese organized crime syndicates. They have existed in some form for more than 400 years, making them older than...
Japanese People
406 voters12 Surprising Things We Just Learned About The History Of The YakuzaThe yakuza of Japan are often compared to other underground organizations like the Mafia or a Mexican drug cartel. With numerous o...
Japan
53k views19 Heinously Brazen Or Brutal Yakuza Crimes In Modern TimesDespite diminishing in size from its heyday, the yakuza remains an active force in modern Japan. In the 21st century, yakuza membe...
Japanese People
816 voters12 Things We Learned About The Yakuza That Sound Made Up, But Aren'tJapanese organized crime syndicates known as yakuza have been a source of fascination for more than a century. The modern yakuza o...
Organized Crime
4.8k votersPeople Describe Actual Encounters With The YakuzaYakuza. The very word evokes mystery, fear, and style. Like the Mafia, the Narcos of Colombia, or the Asian triads, the yakuza - J...
Entertainment
347 votersThe Best Yakuza MoviesA list of the best yakuza movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This yakuza movie list is orde...
Tattoos
383.2k views16 Yakuza Tattoos and Their Symbolic MeaningTraditional Japanese tattooing, or irezumi, has been intertwined with the yakuza since their inception. In the Edo period (1603 to...
Organized Crime
834 votersThe Best Anime About The Yakuza GangList of the best yakuza anime, voted on by Ranker's anime community. This may not be the most popular genre of Japanese animation,...