2011年3月27日日曜日

Even Japan's Infamous Mafia Groups Are Helping With The Relief Effort

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Even Japan’s infamous mafia groups are helping out with the relief efforts and showing a strain of civic duty. Jake Adelstein reports on why the police don’t want you to know about it.



The worst of times sometimes brings out the best in people, even in Japan’s “losers” a.k.a. the Japanese mafia, the yakuza.

Hours after the first shock waves hit, two of the largest crime groups went into action, opening their offices to those stranded in Tokyo, and shipping food, water, and blankets to the devastated areas in two-ton trucks and whatever vehicles they could get moving.

The day after the earthquake the Inagawa-kai (the third largest organized crime group in Japan which was founded in 1948) sent twenty-five four-ton trucks filled with paper diapers, instant ramen, batteries, flashlights, drinks, and the essentials of daily life to the Tohoku region.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/japan-yakuza-mafia-aid-earthquake-tsunami-rescue-efforts-2011-3#ixzz1Hlbg9uhE

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BianZi さんのコメント...

私は阪神淡路大震災の時に、某組系の炊き出しにお世話になりました。今の時代、あれだけ縦社会で統制がとれているのはヤクザ組織ぐらいなのではないかとも思えます。親分〜子分の関係は、日本のムラ社会の形成とも深い関わりがあると思いますが、そういう深いところまでは紹介されないのが残念です。お祭りなどは、神社・警察・組の3者の役割分担があってこそ成り立っているし、実は地方自治には必要な部分もあるのかなぁと思っています。