A Woman Has The Balls To Sue Japan’s Largest Yakuza Group To Recover Extortion Money

A Woman Has The Balls To Sue Japan’s Largest Yakuza Group To Recover Extortion Money
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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

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