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Japan megabanks under scrutiny for alleged ties with Yakuza

Mizuho, Mitsubishi UFJ, Sumitomo groups said to have given consumer loans
Saturday, November 2, 2013 - 06:00

Tokyo FROM time to time those denizens of the Japanese underworld, the Yakuza, emerge into the limelight of publicity, but nowadays this rarely has to do with anything as sordid as gangland fights or vice rings and is more likely to be concerned with what might be termed "white-collar" crime.