gang boss Shinobu Tsukasa,

Yakuza gang cancels children’s Halloween event for fear of violence

Japan’s biggest crime syndicate has cancelled its annual Halloween event for children, apparently out of concern that a recent high-profile split in the gang could trigger violence and put public safety at risk.

The Yamaguchi-gumi, which boasts a membership of 24,000 and revenue of an estimated $6bn (about £4bn), posted a notice announcing the cancellation of its trick-or-treat event this Saturday, along with an apology to disappointed parents and children.

  • andycanuck


  • Someone will have to cut his little finger off in apology!

  • Shebel

    Sounds like Wynne in Ontario—- It is for the Children.

  • So liberalism has finally reached Yakuza gangs too?