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Heisei <i>Yakuza</i>—Burst Bubble and <i>Bōtaihō</i>

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/10.1093/0199257523.003.0007
 Heisei Yakuza—Burst Bubble and Bōtaihō

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Attempts to identify the effects of this law on the yakuza. Unfortunately the introduction of this law coincided with the bursting of Japan's economic bubble. Both these events have had a significant impact on the yakuza's fortunes and these are therefore both examined here.

Keywords: bɵtaihɵ; bubble economy; yakuza

Chapter.  25803 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Political Economy

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