Japanese Yakuza Working Outside of Japan

Police in Japan estimate that there are around 5,000 members of the Yakuza located outside of Japan.

Within the country, membership in the organized crime syndicates totals around 80,000 people. The Yakuza controls up to $242 Billion in economic activities.

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Source:  Mark Galeotti, “Mythologizing the ‘mafiya’,” Moscow News, August 1, 2011.