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Yakuza and Constitution

DOCUMENTARY 2016 96 mins Episode(s): 1 english English

Since the enactment of the Anti-Boryokudan Act and Yakuza exclusion ordinances, the number of Yakuza members has reduced to less than 60,000. In the past 3 years, about 20,000 members have left Yakuza organizations. However, the numbers alone does not explain the reality. What are they thinking? How are they living now? Our camera follows “Azuma-gumi Ⅱ, Seiyu-kaiⅡ”, a designated Boryokudan in Osaka. The murder case where the boss was sentenced to 15 years in prison is said to have triggered the enactment of the Anti-Boryokudan Act. The boss started by saying “Human rights of Yakuza and their families are being increasingly abused”. Yakuza and Constitution…. Let us take a close look into the lives of the Yakuza today.



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