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21st Century Yakuza • Meanwhile in Japan
The image of the punch-permed yakuza, with his missing pinky finger and Yamaguchi-gumi pin on his lapel is a stereotype that is quickly becoming as outdated as the geisha and samurai. The 1990’s were a time of enormous change for the denizens of Japan’s underworld, and yakuza have changed more in the last ten years …