|WikiProject Crime||(Rated Start-class, Low-importance)|
|WikiProject Japan||(Rated Start-class, High-importance)|
|WikiProject Organized crime|
Apparently the Yamaguchi Gumi just tried to assassinate Itcho Ito, the mayor of Nagasaki:
The police told a news conference they had arrested Tetsuya Shiroo, 59, a senior member of gang affiliated with Japan's largest crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi Gumi, on suspicion of attempted murder, and confiscated a revolver he had with him.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070417/wl_nm/japan_shooting_repeat_dc --126.96.36.199 18:10, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
Number of members edit
I corrected the number of members to 39,000 as it says in the page in Japanese (inclusive of sub-member categorized by MPD) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 12:25, 19 April 2010 (UTC)
I edited this from "famous" to "infamous" as famous has a positive connotation. Forgot to sign in when I edited. BaikinMan 16:03, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
Nakanishi Shin'ishi was killed recently in Ueno. I don't quite fully follow what his relationship to the gumi was (what does 元幹部 exactly mean in terms of placement within the hierarchy?), but I think that it would be neat if someone could make use of this, either creating an article for Shinichi Nakanishi or incorporating the relevant info on this page. Thanks. LordAmeth 23:46, 16 October 2007 (UTC)
I've gone ahead and removed the list of members from the page. Aside from everyone on the list being redlinked and non-notable, the entire section was unreferenced - and it was this way since it was added back in February. None of the other bōryokudan articles have lists of everyone involved, so it seems totally excessive to have it on here. — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 13:36, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
The title of this link doesn't seem to match the fact it is related to, and the link didn't work when I tried it (could be a short term thing though so will leave it for now) --184.108.40.206 (talk) 21:41, 20 April 2009 (UTC)
Relief support after the latest Earthquake
- Stop, Thief! Thank You. Why so little looting in Japan? It's not just about honesty., slate.com, March 16, 2011.--220.127.116.11 (talk) 12:06, 17 March 2011 (UTC)
Despite more than a decade of police crackdowns, their numbers have been growing.
then further down
Is it worth adding this piece from The BBC, to the article?