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Yakuza : Japan's criminal underworld

Author: David E Kaplan; Alec Dubro
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 25th anniversary edView all editions and formats
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Known for their striking full-body tattoos and severed fingertips, Japan's gangsters comprise a criminal class eighty thousand strong--more than four times the size of the American mafia. Despite their criminal nature, the yakuza are accepted by fellow Japanese to a degree guaranteed to shock most Westerners. Yakuza is the first book to reveal the extraordinary reach of Japan's Mafia. Originally published in 1986,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kaplan, David E., 1955-
Yakuza.
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2012
(OCoLC)794036959
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David E Kaplan; Alec Dubro
ISBN: 9780520953819 0520953819 9780520953819
OCLC Number: 808341831
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 400 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. Early history --
pt. 2. The Kodama years --
pt. 3. The modern Yakuza --
pt. 4. The move abroad.
Responsibility: David E. Kaplan and Alec Dubro.

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Known for their striking full-body tattoos, Japan's gangsters comprise a criminal class eighty thousand strong - more than four times the size of the American mafia. This title tells the story of  Read more...

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