Masahisa Takenaka

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Masahisa Takenaka
Born November 30, 1933
Himeji, Japan
Died January 27, 1985(1985-01-27) (aged 51)
Osaka, Japan

Masahisa Takenaka (竹中 正久, November 30, 1933 – January 27, 1985)[citation needed] was the short-lived 4th kumicho of the Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan's largest yakuza gang.

He took the role of kumicho (supreme Godfather) in 1984, but was assassinated at a girlfriend's home in Osaka early the next year by a rival faction, the Ichiwa-kai. The killing sparked a massive yakuza war, the Yama-Ichi War, in which more than 20 people died.

Preceded by
Kazuo Taoka
Kumicho of Yamaguchi-gumi
Succeeded by
Yoshinori Watanabe