From Wikimedia Commons | Disaster relief operations in the 2011 Earthquake The Japanese underworld thrives beneath the surface, weaving a subterranean society that infiltrates every corner of Japanese life. The Yakuza, Japan's infamous mafia, proudly upholds age-old structures and rituals tracing back to the Edo era. In this series of articles, we'll embark on an encyclopedia-style [...]

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