The Kyokuto-kai (極東会 Kyokutō-kai) is a yakuza organization based in Tokyo, Japan. The Kyokuto-kai is a designated yakuza group with an estimated 1,200 active members.
The Kyokuto-kai was registered as a designated yakuza group under the Organized Crime Countermeasures Law in July 1993.
Based in Ikebukuro, Tokyo, the Kyokuto-kai maintains its offices in 14 other prefectures including Hokkaido.
In the early 2000s, the Kyokuto-kai was involved in a feud with the rival Matsuba-kai, which led to a number of shootings.
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