Yakuza , also known as gokudō , are members of traditional organized crime groups in Japan. Outside of Japan, the term also refers to traditional Japanese organized crime in general. Today, the yakuza are one of the largest organized crime phenomena in the world.
In Japanese legal terminology, yakuza organizations are referred to as bōryokudan, literally "violence groups". Yakuza members consider this an insult, as bōryokudan is a term which can be applied to any violent criminal. In the Western press they are sometimes called the "Japanese mafia", by analogy with other traditionally Italian-Sicilian organized crime groups of the same name. For a list of present and past yakuza gangs, see the bōryokudan page.
the third installment in the Yakuza video game series. It is being developed and published by Sega exclusively for the PlayStation 3.
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Yakuza 3 - Become a kazuma Trailer for Playstation 3, coming out this March 2010!
Check out the sights and sounds of SEGA's upcoming crime drama, Yakuza 3.
Yakuza 3 is the next cinematic chapter in the prestigious video game saga offering an authentic, gritty and often violent story set in modern day Japan. Following the events of the previous game, Kazuma and Haruka (his adopted daughter) have left Kamurochoto to seek a new life in Okinawa where they manage an orphanage for children Distributed by Tubemogul.
Face your past as Kazuma in Yakuza 3.
Step inside the minds behind SEGA's open-world crime epic in the latest Yakuza 3 Developer Diary.
Vídeo Análise do jogo Yakuza 3, feito pelo site www.GameStart.com.br
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It's time to re-enter the world of Japanese organized crime in Yakuza 4.
What will it be tonight? Casual sushi and a little karaoke? Or the red light district of Tokyo where the Yakuza rule?
Enter the seedy world of Japanese organized crime and all the players connected in Yakuza 4.
They say money can't buy love but Mr. Akiyama doesn't listen to popular opinion. Explore his charming ways with women and his dangerous rise to power in Yakuza 4.
What's a household name in the underworld circuit doing packing up his pistols to find inner peace? Find out who he was kidding thinking he'd get it, in the action filled Yakuza 4.
Tanimura: Think good cop gone bad. You're more likely to bump into him in a backstreet bar than on a beat in Yakuza 4.