A new law laying down penalties for operators of Japan's so-called JK businesses, which have long operated with virtual impunity, should go into effect by the end of the year.
A United Nations investigator found that the sexual exploitation of children in Japan takes many forms, and is often tolerated or punished very lightly.
Japan’s largest organized crime group, the Yamaguchi-gumi, has officially split, creating the potential for a gang war on a scale unseen in Japan for decades.
A member of Japan's Diet has called for an independent investigation into the vice chairman of the country's Olympic Committee and his alleged ties to organized crime.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will cost at least $5 billion, much of it in the form of lucrative construction contracts. And a single photo threatens to freeze out a powerful crime syndicate.
He protested efforts to reinterpret Japan’s constitution to allow Japan Self Defense Forces to participate in combat missions and war.