Counterfeit auto parts in China causes Toyota to lose an estimated $210 to $320 Million (20 to 30 Billion yen) a year.
According to a report by the Associated Press, there are currently 22 groups across Japan that are considered organized crime syndicates. Total membership of all Yakuza gangs in the country is estimated at 80,000 people. The largest Yakuza groups, in order, are the Yamaguchi-gumi, the Sumiyoshi-kai, and the Inagawa-kai.
in 2008, Japanese Customs handled 26,415 cases of counterfeit goods, an increase of 16.6 percent from the year before. It also marked the seventh straight increase in the amount of counterfeit goods seized during the year. 81.5 percent of the counterfeit goods originated from China, followed by 12.4 percent of goods from South Korea.
Organized crime groups in Japan earn about $21 Billion a year through various black market activities such as prostitution, illegal gambling, loan-sharking and stock manipulation.
17 Japanese tourists were reported to have spent $87,000 each to receive kidney transplants illegally on the black market in China.
Counterfeit goods of Japanese products created losses of $75 Billion in 2002.
Drug trafficking on the black market in Japan generates $9.3 Billion a year.
Illegal fishing off the coast of Japan lead to more Bluefin tuna being caught then reported. Japan officially under-reported $6 Billion worth of Bluefin tuna over the course of 20 years.
Up to 100,000 women are believed to be victims of human trafficking and brought into Japan each year.
Between January and June 2007, a half-year record of 331,136 counterfeit goods were seized in Japan.