Most people only know about the Yakuza clan, the largest gang in Japan, who basically run the country, through Japanese movies or folklore.
Yakuza gang kills its boss publicly
Fact is, the Yakuzi's are centuries old and a highly secret (more like scary) society who have existed in Japan for what seems like forever.
In September, they publicly underwent a split and on Sunday, November 15, they killed their biggest boss.
Tatsuyuki Hishida, the gang boss, was beaten in the head until he died, with his wife and closest gang friends finding him tied at the hands and feet in Yokkaichi City.
It was also reported that he had been out of contact with all of them.
The 59-year old was rushed to a nearby hospital and confirmed dead. Police fear an all-out gang war is coming.
The Yakuza make it their job to keep secrets, known for tattooing their entire bodies and wearing full suits to cover up the tattoos outside of gang meetings.
Laundering Japanese money, running street organizations, and especially assassinations only highlight the list of Yakuza activities.
The fact that the Yamaguchi-gumi group killed their boss, who calls all the shots, but also let it be known publicly could only mean one thing; power and money is changing hands in a big way, or about to.
Likely most of the Yakuza infrastructure will rebuild or shift because of this death, spelling out new changes and probably some more deaths before things settle down.
JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!
Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or: