Fukuhaku-kai

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The Fukuhaku-kai (福博会?) is a yakuza organization based in Fukuoka on the Kyushu island of Japan.[1] The Fukuhaku-kai is a designated yakuza group with an estimated membership of 280 (and up to 360[2]), and has its offices in three other prefectures as well as its headquarters in Hakata, Fukuoka.[3]

History[edit]

The Fukuhaku-kai was registered as a designated yakuza organization under the Organized Crime Countermeasures Law in 2000.[4]

Condition[edit]

The Fukuhaku-kai is one of the five independent designated yakuza syndicates based in Fukuoka Prefecture, along with the Kudo-kai, the Taishu-kai, the Dojin-kai and the Kyushu Seido-kai.[5] These northern-Kyushu based organizations, excluding the Kyushu Seido-kai, have formed an anti-Yamaguchi-gumi fraternal federation known as the Yonsha-kai. The Fukuhaku-kai has never been a member of this federation,[6] however has caused at least one conflict with the Yamaguchi-gumi, which involved firearms, in 2004.[7]

Territory[edit]

The Fukuhaku-kai has been in conflict with four different Yamaguchi-affiliates over the concessions of Nakasu, the largest red-light district in Kyushu, and also with the Dojin-kai and Kudo-kai over their attempts to enter the same territory.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Police of Japan 2011, Criminal Investigation : 2. Fight Against Organized Crime", December 2009, National Police Agency
  2. ^ "Boryokudan in Fukuoka Prefecture", 11 July 2009, Nishinippon Shimbun (Japanese)
  3. ^ "Boryokudan Situation in 2010", April 2011, National Police Agency (Japanese)
  4. ^ "10 years from the enforcement of the Organized Crime Countermeasures Law", March 2002, National Police Agency, (Japanese)
  5. ^ "Retrospection and Outlook of Crime Measure", p.15, Masahiro Tamura, 2009, National Police Agency (Japanese)
  6. ^ The Sixth Yamaguchi-gumi Complete Databook 2008 Edition : "The funeral of the Fourth Kudo-kai Honorary Adviser Hideo Mizoshita" (p.193), 1 February 2009, Mediax, ISBN 978-4-86201-358-3 (Japanese)
  7. ^ "Boryokudan Situation in 2004" (p.10), April 2005, National Police Agency (Japanese)
  8. ^ "Crime Situation of Fukuoka Prefecture" (p.17), 2006, Fukuoka Prefecture (Japanese)