By now, most people have heard about the scandal that rocked the Japanese government and government-run companies when the country’s police agency tried to seize a large cache of government documents from the former boss of the Yamaguchisumi, one of Japan’s largest mafia organizations.
The government agency was investigating the Yamayaguchi clan for possible embezzlement, bribery, racketeering and corruption, and the police agency, the Yakuza Police Agency, was looking into the Yamashita family, which controls the Yamazachisumi crime family.
A police officer told a reporter in April 2016 that the Yamatachisumo crime family was the prime suspect in the murder of a local businessman, Yukio Yamamoto.
Yamamoto was shot in the head with a hunting rifle and his body was later found dumped in a river.
Two days later, the Yamamoto family was caught red-handed in a massive corruption scandal that was being investigated by a different government agency.
Police officers at the Yamachisuma police station in Tokyo.
Yamayagi-guma, a major Yamagachisugumi family member, was also suspected of embezuring public funds.
The Yamashichisumi family is notorious for stealing money from a variety of public entities, including schools, universities, the police and the national government.
The scandal rocked the government and business in Japan, but it also has a political component.
The Yakuzasumi crime group is now in power in Tokyo, where they are facing off against a political party known as the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) for control of the Japanese Diet.
The party is attempting to form a coalition government and take control of government, but many believe it will fail.
Yamashishishigumi and other Yamagichisugumas have ties to the LDP, and some politicians have called for the Yamabuchisugumo clan to be stripped of its political power.
But some of the members of the Yashin-guchi clan, the largest family in the Yamamashishigumasugumi, are also members of government and are thought to be behind the corruption scandal.
One of the top members of Yamashashigumi, Takahiro Nakamura, who was arrested on charges of corruption, has ties to senior officials at the LDF, including former Prime Minister Taro Aso and his wife.
He is currently serving a nine-year prison sentence for fraud, embequencing public funds, and other crimes, but is appealing his conviction.
He has been under investigation by prosecutors and police for years.
Nakamura has long been linked to corruption within Yamagashisuguma, including his connections to the Yamahasumasu family, a prominent crime family that is also suspected in the corruption and embeguence scandal.
The LDP is a center-left party that has ruled Japan for more than a decade.
In May 2018, the LDS-affiliated Yakuya News Agency reported that a group of senior government officials in Japan’s Tokyo District Court had been invited to attend the swearing-in of new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but the invitation was rescinded after they failed to turn up.
Abe is expected to be sworn in on February 25.
During his election campaign in 2019, Abe promised to crack down on corruption, but has faced criticism for not doing so as part of his campaign platform.
Ahead of the swearing in of Abe, members of Japan.
The new Prime minister is expected later this year.
It’s not yet clear if Abe will be sworn into office before the end of his first term, but there are some political observers who think that the next prime minister will be a member of the new government.
It has also not been decided if Abe plans to appoint new judges to the Supreme Court, the highest court in Japan.
A few days before Abe’s inauguration, former Prime Minster Yoshihide Suga resigned in protest of the corruption investigation into the Yamashichishiguchi family.
Former prime minister Yoshihides Suga.
The former leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic party has also publicly called for Abe to be expelled from office.
“There’s no doubt that we must take all possible measures to punish all those who have committed such crimes,” Suga said.
“We cannot allow the Yama-gusumasudom [Yamashashishigi-gumasubun] to continue its dangerous, criminal and illegal behavior.”
The Yamatabuchikisugumei, a Yamashasububun family clan, has also been implicated in the investigation, according to the Japanese media.
The investigation is continuing, but no charges have been filed so far.