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Yakuza quote of the day

“As Joseph Castellano… put it, ‘What is a Gambino crime family?… Does this Gambino crime family have an office? Does the office have a plaque on the door that says, “Gambino crime family?”‘ In Japan, the answers would be, in reverse order, ‘yes,’ ‘yes,’ and ‘read our rules and creed.’
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Finances through the looking glass Quote of the Day

“How does one describe a financial environment where criminals collect legitimate business debts, companies borrow freely regardless of their ability to repay, profit is meaningless, and banks are unable to tell whether or not they are solvent?” Read the rest of this entry »

Japan as Discworld quote of the day

“What’s behind the new lawlessness and aggression? Ironically, much of the problem stems from the highly publicized police crackdown on organized crime and Tokyo’s naughty nightlife, according to [Friday Journalist Ikko Ono]. As the police have driven professional criminals and sleazy touts out of the nightlife districts, university students and other young people have moved in. Without the looming presence of the gangsters, they feel safer — and thus more brazen — than before, he says.” Read the rest of this entry »