US blacklists Japanese Yakuza group Kodo-kai

The US Treasury on Tuesday slapped sanctions on the Kodo-kai, calling it the most violent arm of Japan's powerful Yamaguchi-gumi Yakuza crime syndicate.

Man in biggest Japanese crime syndicate sentenced to 6 years in prison

The No 2 man in Japan`s biggest crime syndicate, the Yamaguchi-gumi, was sentenced to six years in prison for having extorted 40 million yen (USD 420,000) from a construction business operator.