Yakuza Diary: Doing Time in the Japanese Underworld

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Atlantic Monthly Press, 1996 - 212 pagine
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Japanese gangsters--the Yukuza--make up the biggest, richest, and most secretive organized crime syndicates in the world. The combined Yakuza is ten times larger than the American mafia, with profits that would rival any Fortune 500 company. Written in the tradition of Nicholas Pileggi's Wiseguy, Seymour's Yakuza Diary infiltrates the Yakuza, presenting the details of a world that, until now, has remained modern Japan's dirty little secret.

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Yakuza diary: doing time in the Japanese underworld

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A Wiseguy with a Japanese accent? In the early 1990s, Seymour lived in Japan, doing freelance reporting for publications like the Village Voice and GQ and getting to know members of the Yakuza--Japan ... Leggi recensione completa

Review: Yakuza Diary: Doing Time in the Japanese Underworld

Recensione dell'utente  - Ned Leffingwell - Goodreads

This was a fun, quick read. The author had an interesting view on the yakuza. He seemed to say that they are something of a social welfare agency that takes in those who don't fit into Japanese society, particularly those of non-Japanese heritage. Leggi recensione completa

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