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YAKUZA

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Benina Martens

on 14 May 2014

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Transcript of YAKUZA

Symbiosis between the YAKUZA, the People
and the State?!
CONTENT OVERVIEW
Robin Hood Image
wrong heritage
Machi-Yakko (Servants of the people) and other Samurai
followed the Bushido
Robin Hood Image
Women's Role
marginalized & little influence
servants or prostitutes
'sub-subculture'
"onna-oyabun"
-> Shoko Tendo
"Mafia Structure"
Impact on Society
Origin & Development
"Kabuki-mono" in the 16th century
samurai and soldiers
causing trouble
gang loyalty
organized shogunate government -> police force "machi-yakko"
History
Structure &Ideology
Impact on Society
Facts and Events
Total Institution ?!
Task -> "Rise and Fall"
Conclusion
Modern Yakuza
17th century
bakuto
and
tekiya
8-9-3 => Ya-Ku-Za
oyabun-kobun-relationship
organized underworld
gambling, black market, loan sharking, blackmailing etc.
Traditions and Values
Loyalty

Seniority

Respect
Main Values
"Sakazuki-Goto" -> Oyabun-Kobun blood band
"Irelumi" -> strenght and fortitude
"Began Yubitsume" -> finger cutting
The YAKUZA - a Total Institution ?!
21 syndicates and a membership between 50.000 and 180.000
Yamaguchi-gumi: 21.000 members
Sumiyoshi-kai: 6.100 members
Inagawa-kai: 4.800 members
politic -> connections and relatives

population -> Yakuza business (protection money, immobile's), Machi-Yakko

media -> mangas, newspaper, movies, style etc.
Events and facts
WW II
Eisenhowers vist
17. January 1995 Kobe earthquake
Tsunami & Fukushima in 2011
Yakuza Syndicates
"Every part of life is conducted with a group of others in the same place and under the same authority, all directed by a very specific schedule -> Attain the goals of institution"

"Members must follow the rules laid out by those in power."

"These activities are all designed to attain the goals of the institution."

Task
Song:

“With nothing but my courage / and this body / I’ll trust myself to the life of a yakuza / and follow this path I’ve decided on / in Nagoya / The Yamaguchi-gumi emblem is our life / dedicated to chivalry / that’s the spirit of a man”
created own website -> " no drugs", loyalty and respect
passing flyers
better their image
Yakuza Strategies
Sources
Political Strategies
Obama declared them as a transnational, crime organization
Anti-Yakuza law
oyabun-kobun relationship !
YAKUZA
THE
" The Yakuza will all-time survive!"

Give arguments for the truth or falsehood of this statement.

Think about strategies of the yakuza and develop a "survival-concept" for the coming years!
Think about strategies of the government and a safe plan for getting rid of the yakuza!
Conclusion
part time symbiosis
big historical events
crisis and catastrophes
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/5212927/Japanese-yakuza-gangsters-hit-by-recession.html
http://www.japanfocus.org/-Andrew-Rankin/3688
http://www.google.de/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.denki-kawaraban.de%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2013%2F08%2FMateusz-Kolek-Mateusz-yakuza.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.denki-kawaraban.de%2F%3Fp%3D85&h=364&w=1100&tbnid=XtZwupqrU3PmtM%3A&zoom=1&docid=hlN6BIz8Wx0qtM&ei=THpeU-PgDYXpswbA6YGwBA&tbm=isch&client=firefox-a&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=4656&page=6&start=129&ndsp=25&ved=0CHIQrQMwJDhk
Book: Shoko Tendo "Ich, die Tochter eines Yakuza"

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