Goto-Gumi

Goto-Gumi

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Goto-gumi is a Japanese yakuza gang now active in Tokyo. The gang was originally formed in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, but moved its activities east in 1991 when it merged with a gang in Hachi ji, Tokyo. The Goto-gumi, as an affiliate of Japan's largest yakuza organization, the Kobe-based Yamaguchi-gumi, was seen as a vanguard for Yamaguchi expansion into the Kant region. The gang achieved notoriety the following year when five of its members assaulted and seriously injured Japanese filmmaker J z Itami. The attack was in retaliation for Itami's negative portrayal of the yakuza in his film Minbo no Onna. In 2001 the FBI's representative in Tokyo arranged for Tadamasa Goto, the former head of the Goto-gumi, to receive a liver transplant in the United States in return for a $100,000 donation to the UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles and information about Yamaguchi-gumi operations in the U.S. This was done without prior consultation of the Japanese National Police Agency. The journalist who uncovered the deal, Jake Adelstein, received threats from Goto and was given police protection in the US and in Japan.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135814842
  • 9786135814842