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Yakuza: Japan's Criminal Underworld

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Yakuza: Japan's Criminal Underworld - Kaplan, David E, and Dubro, Alec
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Known for their striking full-body tatoos and severed fingertips, Japan's gangsters comprise a criminal class 80,000 strong - over four times the size of the American mafia. Despite their criminal nature, the Yakuza are accepted by fellow Japanese to a degree guaranteed to shock most Westerners. Here is the first book to reveal the extraordinary reach of Japan's mafia. Originally published in 1986, "Yakuza" was so controversial in Japan that it could not be published there for five years. But in the West, it has long served ...

Yakuza: Japan's Criminal Underworld 2012, University of California Press, Berkeley

ISBN-13: 9780520274907

25th Anniversary edition

Trade paperback

Yakuza: Japan's Criminal Underworld 2003, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520215610

Second Edition, Expanded edition