Lista haseł powiązanych z wywodzącą się z Japonii organizacją przestępczą (osoby, które utrzymują kontakty z Yakuzą. Bary, hotele i restauracje, które są przykrywką dla Yakuzy - lub od których Yakuza pobiera haracz. Itd.).
The Yakuza arrived in Seattle with the flood of Japanese refugees who fled their country after ita economic and political collapse in 1996. Their first Yakuza gangs found refuge in the city's crowded International District. It wasn't long before they had control over the area's small gambling clubs and betting parlors. Next came the protection money they extorted from local merchants. From this humble, the Yakuza gangs grew in numbers and reputation, expansing into the rest of the city, with its lucrative markets for drug-dealing, extortion and prostitution.
The Seattle Yakuza have always relied heavily on the clannishness of their fellow Asians. Protection rackets were a gold mine, offering Asian businesses protection from the non-Asian Mafia. The Asian community's reluctance to deal with outsiders hampered the SPD's attempt to break the Yakuza.
By the first decade of the century, the High Oyabun of Chiba has appointed every local Yakuza clan as Dungeness Crabs (a type of land crab native to the Pacific Northwest) of the 87th Prefecture. With this international backing, the Seattle Yakuza became even more deeply involved in importing illegal drugs.
The local oyabuns were rich enough by now to buy land and they began to replace strong-arm tactics of the street with more subtle business tactics such as stock buyouts and corporate takeovers. Real estate became the new currency of the underworld.
The Yakuza's success put them squarely in the path of the Mafia. the traditional lords of Seattle's criminal underworld. Battles between the two rival were frequent and bloody. Almost every day more bodies were found floating in a river or stuffed into dumpsters. For a time it seemed the only hope for Seattle was that the two syndicates would kill each other off.
It was not to be. The gang war did claim the lives of most of the Yakuza's top officials, but the organization remained intact. To rebuild the Seattle clans, the Chiba oyabun sent in a completely new upper echelon, most of them Korean (then an underworld vassal of Japan). By 2032, these new bosses has all arrived and were adapting quickly. Alreadyin place was a small but firecely loyal Korean population that they could count on for recruits and support. Soon these Korean bosses were thinking and acting in terms of a Korean syndicate serving Korean interests.
Diplomatic attempts by the Yakuza in Japan to bring Seattle back into the fold failed, leading to an ultimatum in late 2042. Pledge your loyalty to us, the Yakuza oyabun ordered, or accept the consequences. The Koreans ignored the threat. In January 2043, Japanese assassins entered the Seattle metroplex to ruthlessly hunt down and kill the Korean leaders, showing no mercy. Only a handful did escape, keeping alive the Korean presence in Seattle's underword to this day.
Following the bloody purge, all remaining Yakuza members had to prove their loyalty and allegiance to the Japanese bosses. Failure resulted in execution. Within weeks, the Seattle Yakuza was once again firmly in the hands of the Japanese.
The path was now open for new leadership Hanzo Shotozumi arrived to become the new regional oyabun and immediately set about finding men and women he could trust. These young recruits would become the new lifeblood of the Seattle Yakuza. Shotozumi was a great believer in the old ways, stressing loyalty above all else. He brought back the Yakuza traditions of body tattoos and amputating the fingers of any Yakuza who failed the oyabun.
>>>>>[His efforts have paid off handsomely. The Yakuza's control of property, extortion, BTL chips and prostitution is stronger than ever. Today it is the largest and strongest underworld syndicate in Seattle.]<<<<<
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