Japan takes on the yakuza
Police enforcing new law in battle against crime gangs involved in extortion, armed attacks and corporate crime.
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 12:35

Japan's organised crime gangs, known as the yakuza, have been operating for centuries. Their work involves extortion, armed attacks and corporate crime.
Now, as Al Jazeera's Chan Tau Chou reports from Tokyo, police are enforcing a new law in the battle against the criminals.


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