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<i>Yakuza</i> Evolution

Peter B. E. Hill

in The Japanese Mafia

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780199257522
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601026 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199257523.003.0003
 Yakuza Evolution

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Outlines the historical evolution of the yakuza. Particular attention is paid to the extraordinary half century spanning from the conditions of post‐war chaos to the years of the bubble economy of the late 1980s. The enormous changes experienced by Japan in this period are reflected in the yakuza's own development over the same time.

Keywords: history; yakuza

Chapter.  10707 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Political Economy

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