The Axemen is an Asian gang based in New York City, one of the city's largest and strongest gangs.
Leadership in the gang is based on patriarchal seniority. The leader is Michael Lee who is called the General. He dresses in a neo-Japanese business suit, like a middle-manager. The elders of the gang are respected and usually obeyed without any questions.
It expanded into the lawless lower eastside of the island, "The Pit" where it along with dozens of other gangs fought for dominance from the 2050s onward. The gang wars in "The Pit" ended when the Cutters emerged victorious in the 2070s.