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florinandrei
13-12-09, 05:46
An American journalist in Japan, Jake Adelstein, has spent a decade covering the world of organized crime. He talks about how the business of the yakuza groups has changed over time and how tighter government restrictions have pushed the Japanese mob into more "traditional" investments.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2009/12/podcast_the_economics_of_organ.html

This may provide some background to the Japan level in TRL.

Lara's Nemesis
13-12-09, 06:14
Gangsters are pretty much the same the whole world over, complete scumbags.

Aranara
13-12-09, 12:37
Gangsters are pretty much the same the whole world over, complete scumbags.

Seconded.

Andyroo
13-12-09, 12:42
Seconded.

Thirded. They're just people that couldn't hold a real job if their life depended on it, also you don't get to wear a suit flipping burgers at mcdonalds.

LightningRider
13-12-09, 12:44
I'm A Gansgter, I'm A Straight Up G.

:ton:

voltz
13-12-09, 15:00
I'm all for government sponsored ninja assassinations on these guys, that's the best way to deal with them and get it over with.

aileenwuornos
16-12-09, 09:37
Gangsters are pretty much the same the whole world over, complete scumbags.


But they are still human beings.


Thirded. They're just people that couldn't hold a real job if their life depended on it, also you don't get to wear a suit flipping burgers at mcdonalds.

How do you know?

As someone who is related to some gang members, I find statements like these utterly distasteful, disrespectful and immature.

OP: Thanks for the link - interesting read :)