Harukichi Yamaguchi

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Harukichi Yamaguchi
Born 1881
Tsuna, Hyōgo
Died January 17, 1938[1]

Harukichi Yamaguchi (山口 春吉, Yamaguchi Harukichi, 1881 – January 17, 1938) was the founder of the Yamaguchi-gumi, which grew to become Japan's largest and most powerful yakuza organization.

Yamaguchi established the group in Kobe in 1915, and was its kumicho or Godfather until 1925, when he was succeeded by his son Noboru Yamaguchi.


Preceded by
Kumicho of Yamaguchi-gumi
Succeeded by
Noboru Yamaguchi