Number of Members Across Japan in 2009

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.

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IP Investigations by Japan Customs in 2008

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.

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