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Host/Hostess Clubs

The Yakuza manage Host/Hostess clubs, where customers can meet a hostess or a host for beverages and chat. What occurs is that women go to these clubs to have a “boyfriend experience,” and the host persuades them to buy more and more expensive cocktails, for which the host receives a commission. If the woman cannot pay her tab at the end of the night, she is forced to work off her debt through prostitution. Worse, the Yakuza have a system in place to ensure that these women, some of whom are as young as teenagers, are never able to repay their debts and are forced to become sex slaves. isolated city on the planet. Surrounded by an inaccessible desert, it is 322 kilometers away from the nearest city. 1)

Biggest Organization

The Yakuza “employ” more than 100,000 people, effectively making them the largest criminal organization in the world. 2)


Yakuza is derived from the game Oicho-Kabu, which is comparable to blackjack. Ya-ku-za (8-9-3) is considered a losing hand. 3)


After WWII, the Yakuza grew to 184,000 members, which is less than half of the whole Japanese police force (291,475 personnel in 2010). 4)


Physical violence is used to administer punishment. Failure to accomplish task results in yubizume, or amputation of a portion of the little finger. The penalized becomes more reliant on his superior for protection as a result of this behavior. In the Meiji era, this meant that the amputee couldn't handle his sword as easily as he could with his finger. 5)

yakuza.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/12 05:04 by aga