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Japanese mobsters, or yakuza, are getting a bit long in the tooth.
According to police statistics, in 2015 more than 40% of known gangsters were 50 years of age or older.
Of the 20,100 persons who are known to be a part of a criminal organization in Japan, those in their 50s totaled 20%, those in their 60s 15.1%, and those 70 or older 6%.
One middle-aged mobster lamented the current situation, "I'm sick. If there were someone to take over for me, I'd retire in a second and take it easy - that's the god-honest truth."
Source: Asahi Shinbun
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