Nobody in Japan dares cross the likes of the most powerful organized crime group in the country, the Yakuza. That is, except for one brave (or foolish) woman.
A Japanese woman filed a suit against Kenichi Shinoda, the chief of the Yamaguchi-gumi gang, demanding she be refunded the protection money she paid the group.
The woman wants to remain anonymous for obvious reasons, but is said to be a former restaurant owner.
She is asking for Y 17.35 million ($174,200; £115,000) in compensation.
The woman, according to the Tokyo Times, paid Y 10.85million ($109,000, £72,000) 12 years to the organized gang for protection.
When she wanted to stop paying for their services, a gang member came to her restaurant and threatened to burn it to the ground.
The Yamaguchi-gumi operates openly in Japan, and makes up over 40% of Japans yakauza groups.
Via Tokyo Times