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Japanese Culture and there Mafia

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 21:40 +0000
by lwhitehead
Hi again sorry for being a pest but I need help in some areas of Japan as a Writer there Mafia and there Culture,



I need sources and books on both subjects please help,


LW

Re: Japanese Culture and there Mafia

PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 22:47 +0000
by Maka
lwhitehead wrote:Hi again sorry for being a pest but I need help in some areas of Japan as a Writer there Mafia and there Culture,

I need sources and books on both subjects please help,


I don't have books or sources but I do have a story. When UPS was expanding internationally and in Asia, my dad was in charge of the partnership between Yamato and UPS in Japan. One time, the Yakuza complained that an package (I think it was an antique sword) was damaged in transit from Japan to a grandson in the states. The yakuza boss requested a meeting with the Yamato manager who worked with my dad. That poor man turned white. He went to the place and was there for for a whole day. He basically had to a pay a bribe to "safe face" of the yakuza boss and to not be hurt. Scary. Peace, maka

Re: Japanese Culture and there Mafia

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:24 +0000
by Steve Hubbell
Culture is a pretty broad category to try and cover in a simple forum post, but here are a couple links that might start you out.....

http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/Spring0 ... lture.html

http://facts-about-japan.com/japanese-culture.html

Yakuza is a bit more precise of a subject and a bit easier to narrow down....

http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/15/asia/yaku ... explainer/

http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/17/asia/japa ... ound-dead/

http://www.businessinsider.com/japanese ... fia-2014-1

Re: Japanese Culture and there Mafia

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:52 +0000
by lwhitehead
Well as a Writer I need help since I got most of my ideas from the Yakuza video games, but my main character is Japanese American who's Father was member of Japanese Mafia family which is based on the largest one in Japan.


I know for example there corruption in Japan like in Sumo,


I need to understand the Japanese Underworld,


LW

Re: Japanese Culture and there Mafia

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:51 +0000
by maichan
Great story Maka!


There is no easy answer to what you seek.
There is no quick or easy answer for your questions.
This is not something that can be learned overnight.
Research, research, research.... you will have much to learn.

Japanese culture is rich, varied and ever-changing! Even foreigners that have lived in Japan for many years, continue to learn more about Japanese culture every day.

For the Yakuza, you can start here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yakuza
Don't just rely on the internet. It is a good place to start, but also full of mis-information.
Go to the library, or buy some books. Read them. Do more research.
Watch some movies! There are a number of Yakuza films (in Japanese of course). While maybe not 100% accurate, they are great for research and ideas.
Good luck.

p.s. ...it's not "there Mafia," it is "their Mafia". :wink:

Re: Japanese Culture and there Mafia

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 15:48 +0000
by lwhitehead
Yes I know the internet isn't a good source for info but I just royal screwed myself at my local library so I can't take books out,


this is what I know of Japan they are Stoic by nature, they like Westerners as tourists but it whole different kettle of fish when one is living and working in Japan.

In the 80's Japan was flush with Cash and growth but in the last 20 years it has slowed down, hence why Japanese girls want to make sure that there partners have a line on well paying jobs, Westerners don't like working themselves to death or doing unpayded overtime.

What I know about Yakuza

making compares to American Mafia like the Clans in the USA they would be a Crew headed by a Capo, the Don would be the Chairman of the intire family.


LW

Brother (2000 film)

PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 16:14 +0000
by go
Assuming you are an adult,
watching the movie "Brother"
(a 2000 American-British-Japanese film starring, written, directed, and edited by Takeshi Kitano)
may bring you up to speed:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brother_(2000_film)
Best wishes to all.
go

ps if you really did " I just royal screwed myself at my local library so I can't take books out, ",
please consider begging the head librarian for forgiveness and offering to volunteer time at your library to make up for your transgressions......