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Corporate fixers and land-sharks One case where the System has waged a
feeble campaign against one of its own extra-legal components involves the
sokaiya ('general meeting fixer') , a businessman type of extortionist gangster
In 1982 there were roughly 6,300 sokaiya - one-fifth of them operating on their
own, a quarter allied to the large crime syndicates and the rest belonging to
newly specialised extortionist gangs. By the late 1970s the sokaiya had
developed a ...
Shafu 'culture' that gives a company its identity. Shingikai deliberation council.
Shinko shukyo newly formed religion. Shunto spring labour offensive. Sokaiya
stockholders' meeting fixer, extortionist. Tatemae Glossary of Japanese Words.
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