Japan Visitor: What's happening in Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Shimane Japan

Home    Japan Travel Guide     Tokyo Guide     Contact     Auction Service     Japan Shop

Friday, January 08, 2010

Fighting the Yakuza Kyoto

暴力対策協議会会員Japanese Yakuza Prevention Association Sign

This fairly menacing sign is affixed to a building in central Kyoto.

The chrysanthemum at the top is an official police symbol, and the characters on the right read "Fifth Avenue District." That refers to the main police station a few blocks south of this building.

The larger characters, at left, read:

Boryoku Taisaku Kyogikai Kaiin

Anti-Mafia Measures Committee, Member

These signs are fairly common, as are larger ones in front of train stations and post offices that proclaim "Mafia Free Zone."

One wonders what the actual mobsters - in Kyoto, the Aizu-Kotetsu Gumi (a sub-branch of the nation's leading crime group, the Yamaguchi Gumi) - think of these displays.

© JapanVisitor.com

Yahoo Japan Auction Service

Book a Japanese Hotel with Booking.com

Japan Job Search

Tokyo Vice

1 comment:

  1. Great work continues as well.
    I loved to go to Japan and also you visit my blog.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...