The Sakaume-gumi is an auld-established, sma group that focuses primarily on gamblin, an no on ither activities lik extortion an drogs. Perhaps acause o this, it haes haed relatively guid relations wi the local polis.
When Japan passed new anti-boryokudan laws in 1992, the Sakaume-gumi wis ane o the few Kansai-based groups no tae launch legal challenges against the new legislation. At a hearin, the group's representative statit, "If the Sakaume-gumi fulfills conditions for designation (as a boryokudan group), we hae nae choice but tae accept it."
History[eedit | eedit soorce]
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Ane umwhile memmer o the Sakaume-gumi haes achievit a measur o fame in anither field: born-again Christianity. Rev Hiroyuki Suzuki, a tattooed, pinky-missin umwhile Sakaume-gumi gangster, haes acome Japan's maist colourful evangelical Christian preacher.
Preses[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1st: Umekichi Tobi
- 2nt: Yukichi Tanaka
- 3rd: Shojiro Matsuyama
- 4t: Yukio Nakano
- 5t (1979–1995): Masao Taniguchi
- 6t (1996–1999): Koji Oyama
- 7t (1999-present): Kozaburo Kaneyama
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- "Police of Japan 2011, Criminal Investigation : 2. Fight Against Organized Crime", December 2009, National Police Agency
- "2010 Police White Paper Chapter 2 : Furtherance of Organized Crime Countermeasures", 2010, National Police Agency (in Japanese)
- "List of designated boryokudan groups under the Organized Crime Countermeasures Law", 2 August 2011, The Kochi Prefectural Center for the Elimination of Violence (in Japanese)
- "He Watched Over His Rackets; Now It's His Flock", 22 June 1999, The New York Times