Japan is famous for its low crime rates, but an interesting The two largest families in the yakuza are the Yamaguchi-gumi and the. Pages in category " Yakuza members". The following 28 pages are in this category, out of 28 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more). Sumiyoshi-kai is the second largest yakuza group in Japan with roughly 12, members (20, by some estimates) divided into clans. It has a well-known. The general headquarters for the Yamaguchi-gumi group is in Nada Ward, Kobe. The Yakuza, known by Japanese police as 'boryokudan' or 'violent groups', are famed for their strict moral code and respect. His death was imminent. The group is still composed mostly of ethnic Koreans, Machii having paved the way for Korean involvement in the Japanese underworld. Most yakuza violence involves gang rivalries, and sometimes, the conflicts explode into full-on gang wars. Home at the time, I pretty much dropped everything, and jumped on a plane to Tokyo. American woman, 49, arrested at Sydney airport 'after Brazilian mercenaries have been hired by Yakuza over the years. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License ; additional terms may apply. But her protective layer comes off to reveal stick-thin arms covered, from the wrists up, with a tattoo that winds its way to her chest and across her back, culminating, on her left shoulder, in the face of a Muromachi-era courtesan with breast exposed and a knife clenched between her teeth. From its headquarters in Kobe , it directs criminal activities throughout Japan.