This expose describes the activity of the Yakuza, Japan's criminal empire from their beginnings in the sixteenth century and their resurrection by U.S. officials after World War II
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Yakuza introduces the story of orga nized crime in Japan: its history (con centrating on the post-World War II period); its organization, culture, and principal figures; and its activities in Japan and other countries, especially the United States. The account is based upon a wide variety of sources, including interviews and government reports, but the heavy reliance upon newspaper stories contributes to an often sensationalistic style. This is not the definitive study, but it does a rea sonable job of addressing an important and neglected topicthere is very lit tle book-length material in English about the yakuza. Appropriate for both general and subject collections. Kenneth W. Ber ger, Duke Univ. Lib., Durham, N.C.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Da Capo Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0201111519 New book. Dust jacket has some light wear. In mylar protective cover. Bookseller Inventory # C2-417
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Book Description Addison-Wesley, U.S.A., 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. New first edition cloth hardcover in new- dust jacket. Note that previous owner was a collector who carefully reinforced the dust jacket with what appears to be non-yellowing tape along the interior edges. The book itself is in pristine new, clean, tight and unread condition. Bookseller Inventory # 045652
Book Description Da Capo Press, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110201111519