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How Japan’s Yakuza mob ’employs’ the homeless for Tokyo’s Olympics

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AUTHORITIES in Japan have recently arrested six members from the notorious Yakuza mob, accusing them of racketeering labour and exploiting homeless people to build facilities for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The detained included 69-year-old Mitsunobu Hiroo, the leader of a gang affiliated with the Kyokuto-kai syndicate.

According to the Asahi Shimbun, police said Hiroo had admitted that the workers were dispatched to collect funds for the gang.

The gang also allegedly skimmed off a portion of the workers’ daily wages, the Asahi report said.

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In the Shinjuku Ward, the gang would use........

© Asian Correspondent