I Put up some IRL Yakuza stats on my userpage.. dunno if it fits here or i should Sixth-Worldify it some.. LegionX 10:13, 9 Feb 2005 (Eastern Standard Time)

I was putting off on posting it here, mostly because the source is out-of-date by RL standards. I think something like the data complied by the National Center for the Elimination of Boryokudan would probably be more suitable. However, considering SR is 60 years into our future, membership numbers would've waned and waxed (the Yakuza, like the Mafia in their home country, almost disappeared when the fascists came to power, and even today, fights between Yakuza and the Japanese right-wing extremists are not uncommon) as well as the types of crimes they engage in. In order to Sixth-Worldify it, I'd remove the membership numbers and keep it to percentages, at least for now. The Yakuza's prostitution numbers would be up, because of the Philippines, and I'm not sure if they'd have as large a hand in corporate racketeering (sokaiya) since they've got a big hold already.
I'm not sure I'll need to think more on it and confer with some of the Japanese SRML members --YoungFreud 13:27, 16 Feb 2005 (Eastern Standard Time)
The point of having the information imo is to give shadowrun fans a picture of what the yakuza actually do other than drive around on Yamaha Rapiers flashing Katanas. The numbers might be off, but no real world numbers on crime would really be of any use in shadowrun anyway --LegionX 14:51, 27 Feb 2005 (Eastern Standard Time)