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During a one-hour television programme devoted to the Yamaguchi-gumi and
broadcast in August 1984 by NHK (comparable in function and prestige to
Britain's BBC), executives of the mob were given the opportunity to explain their
0 The increased use of meta-amphetamines (stimulant drugs) smuggled by the
yakuza has undermined their general reputation still further.41 On top of all this,
leadership problems in the Yamaguchi-gumi following the death of Taoka led to ...
Yamanouchi Yukio , Yamaguchi - gumi komon bengoshi no shuki ' [ Notes of a
Yamaguchi - gumi advisory lawyer ) , Bungei Shunju , November 1984 , p . 400 .
29 Ian Buruma , A Japanese Mirror : Heroes and Villains of Japanese Culture ...
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The neglected role of power
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