The current global crisis is at its heart an ongoing gang war

In the last of our three part background series, we will explain why the Yakuza and other Asian gangs see the current global crisis as nothing more than a major gang war aimed at replacing an ancient Godfather and his clique.

My first dealings with Japanese gangsters at a high level began during the Japanese “bubble” years. My view, as was conventional with Japan watchers up until the 1980’s was that real power in Japan lay with the bureaucrats, especially Miti and the all-powerful Ministry of Finance.

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