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Prosthetic fingers help ex-yakuza members get on with their lives - The Japan Daily Press

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Category: Crime

Former yakuza members make up 5% of Hayashi’s clientele and he divides them into three categories. There are the ones who are “forced” by their girlfriends who are worried about their reputation. Then there are those ex-members who want to move up the corporate ladder, but are wary about their mafia past being a factor in their promotion. Then there are those who are still in the “family” but need to cover up their affiliation because they are attending a social gathering, like a wedding. The increasing number of former yakuza members though is a reflection of the aggressive push of the police to crack down on organized crime.

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