Sakaume-gumi

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The Sakaume-gumi (酒梅組) is a yakuza organisation based in Osaka, Japan.[1] The Sakaume-gumi is a designatit yakuza group wi an estimatit 110 active memmers.[2]

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]

The Sakaume-gumi wis registered as a designatit yakuza group unner the Organisit Creeme Coontermeasurs Law in Mey 1993.[3]

Condition[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Sakaume-gumi is ane o the tw designatit yakuza groups based in the Osaka Prefectur, alang wi the Azuma-gumi, an maintains its heidquairters office in Nishinari, Osaka.[2]

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.[4]

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]

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