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Masahisa Takenaka

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Yakuza infighting puts nation on edge
After the death in 1981 of third-generation godfather Kazuo Taoka — who had transformed the Yamaguchi-gumi into Japan's largest syndicate — Taoka's widow threw her support behind 48-year-old Masahisa Takenaka as his successor. Dissatisfied with her ...
Japan's Biggest Mob Group Splits Under Money, Police Pressure
TOKYO—The Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan's largest and most powerful yakuza crime syndicate, is undergoing a major split on its 100th anniversary after years of police crackdowns and financial strains, raising fears of a bloody gang war. News broke in late ...
'Violent outbreaks' feared after 13 yakuza brass split
In 1984, a splinter group called Ichiwa-kai, which was unhappy with then top gang leader Masahisa Takenaka, broke away.
Fukuoka clampdown: Yakuza money no longer 'untouchable'
In 1982, the Kobe District Court ruled that Yamaguchi-gumi boss Masahisa Takenaka, who would later go on to become the gang's fourth Godfather, was liable to pay 190 million yen for the non-disclosure of 360 million yen in income from gambling ...
Japans største krimsyndikat er i ferd med å gå i oppløsning. Nå forbereder
BEGRAVELSE: Over 1000 Yamaguchi-gumi-medlemmer deltok i begravelsen til kumicho Masahisa Takenaka i Kobe i 1988. Han ble drept av en rivaliserende gjeng. Foto: AP Photo/HO/Asahi Shimbun/NTB Scanpix.

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