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Postby Ragevx1 » Tue 08.12.2008 8:18 pm

Yeah, the title should have at least given you a brief idea of what I em about too ask.

So I was reading through a whole bunch of threads in the forum and etc... and somehow because someone mentioned the Yakuza's... I was wondering... if Japan is so peaceful, and love too meet new people (foreigners who speak English) how can there be such a big gang like Yakuza's in Japan and still be peaceful?

I'm sure people who live there have something to say about the gang, and people outside of Japan have some thoughts on them. I'd like to hear what you guys think
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Re: Yakuza's

Postby chikara » Tue 08.12.2008 8:24 pm

Yakuza's what? :)

A country having organised crime doesn't necessarily make it any less peaceful for the general population.
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Re: Yakuza's

Postby Ragevx1 » Tue 08.12.2008 8:33 pm

Yeah, I guess if you look at it from that perspective... but I've been reading stuff from Wikipedia and other resources, they're bigger then the government (I might be mistaken or did not read my source correctly) but, its kind of info I got about them... but when i come to think of it, it might be outdated or something, since I'm now reading how great a friendly they are. Sounds like going too a new world, where your very fascinating. But if that's true... why are they still fascinated with a new guy but is the same as the previous? (I know the 2nd is a bit off-topic)
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Postby chikara » Tue 08.12.2008 9:02 pm

Bigger than the government in what way? Total revenue?

Where do you live?

We have the mafia, outlaw bikie gangs, Vietnamese organised crime gangs and Chinese organised crime gangs here to name a few but I can't say I have ever been directly affected by any of these. I haven't noticed it make anybody I know less friendly.

In my visits to Japan I have never been aware of any yakuza.
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Re: Yakuza's

Postby Ragevx1 » Tue 08.12.2008 9:10 pm

Well, in terms of power... but as I said, might be a mistake. It's the first thing that come to my mind when Yakuza come up 'Bigger then the government in terms of power', probably because I have no knowledge on them and the first things I've read about them becomes the knowledge on that since I haven't searched them much.

I live in Canada, and yes it is true what you are saying on how it doesn't really affects us. To be honest (not to be racist in any way)... I live in a area where black people are numerous (not really numerous, but when they are together they are numerous)... and I feel threatened when I em passing them... why you might ask? Stories and looks.
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Re: Yakuza's

Postby chikara » Tue 08.12.2008 9:22 pm

Ragevx1 wrote:.... I live in Canada, .....

I suggest you read this report on organised crime in Canada then. It might give you something closer to home than the yakuza to worry about ;)
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Re: Yakuza's

Postby Ragevx1 » Tue 08.12.2008 9:43 pm

Well that was kind of a waste of time... just detailed information about criminal activities in Canada... but I'm pretty sure there are gangs in Canada... but what I mean is, Yakuza is pretty big... I don't think Canada has a big gang like that..
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Re: Yakuza's

Postby chikara » Tue 08.12.2008 10:20 pm

Ragevx1 wrote:..... Yakuza is pretty big... I don't think Canada has a big gang like that..

Yakuza aren't one "gang" just as the mafia aren't just one gang. There aren't ~ 90K criminals all acting together.
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Re: Yakuza's

Postby Harisenbon » Wed 08.13.2008 12:29 am

chikara wrote:In my visits to Japan I have never been aware of any yakuza.


My family has a few Yakuza clients.
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Re: Yakuza's

Postby chikara » Wed 08.13.2008 1:47 am

Harisenbon wrote:..... They also want us to teach their son English. Not too sure about how I feel about that. :shock:

I guess it depends on how you feel about having all your fingers :wink:
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Re: Yakuza's

Postby Ragevx1 » Wed 08.13.2008 9:46 am

Surprised to hear that, I have always thought they were thugs and reckless people
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Re: Yakuza's

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Wed 08.13.2008 1:43 pm

Yakuza are thugs, but "thug" doesn't mean that they hate everyone and never do anything nice for anyone.
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Re: Yakuza's

Postby Mike Cash » Wed 08.13.2008 2:34 pm

Ragevx1 wrote:Surprised to hear that, I have always thought they were thugs and reckless people


It's not like they're European soccer fans, if that's the idea you had.
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Re: Yakuza's

Postby gfunk » Wed 08.13.2008 7:07 pm

Mike Cash wrote:
Ragevx1 wrote:Surprised to hear that, I have always thought they were thugs and reckless people


It's not like they're European soccer fans, if that's the idea you had.


You might want to call it "football" if you don't want to see our recklessness Mr. Cash. :wink:

While walking back home with my roommate (an English teacher), we would go through an area apparently well known for it's gang. Only once I saw them, and instead of threatening us, or acting "recklessly thuggish", all I heard was screams offering sensei a cigarette. Nice guys though.
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Re: Yakuza's

Postby Ragevx1 » Wed 08.13.2008 7:25 pm

So, the real world isn't what it seems eh?
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