The History of Triad & Yakuza

Thursday, December 17, 2009
 The History of Triad & Yakuza

THE TRIADS
Triad (simplified Chinese: 三合会; traditional Chinese: 三合會; pinyin: Sānhéhuì; literally "Triad Society") is a term that describes many branches of Chinese underground society and/or organizations based in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Malaysia and Mainland China, and also in Western countries and cities with significant Chinese populations such as New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver, and the San Francisco Bay Area.
Their activities include car theft, contract killing, drug trafficking, extortion, money laundering, gambling, prostitution, and other forms of racketeering. A major source of the triad's income today comes from the counterfeiting of copyrighted and trademarked goods such as clothing, coin counterfeiting, computer software, counterfeit money, handbags, music, CDs, watches and movie VCDs/DVDs. They also trade in endangered species as well as bootleg tobacco and alcohol products.


THE YAKUZA

Created in 1915, the Yamaguchi-gumi is the biggest yakuza family, 45% of all yakuza in Japan, with more than 45,000 members divided into 750 clans. Despite more than one decade of police repression, the Yamaguchi-gumi has continued to grow.
From its headquarters in Kobe, it directs criminal activities throughout Japan. It is also involved in operations in Asia and the United States. Shinobu Tsukasa, also known as Kenichi Shinoda, is the Yamaguchi-gumi's current oyabun. He follows an expansionist policy, and has increased operations in Tokyo (which has not traditionally been the territory of the Yamaguchi-gumi.)



When the Japanese invaded most major Chinese cities in World War Two, the Triads offered to work for them instead. In Hong Kong, the Triads ran criminal enterprises for the Japanese. The Japanese united the gangs under an association called the "Hing Ah Kee Kwan" (Asia Flourishing Organization). The gangsters were used to help police the residents of Hong Kong, and to suppress any anti-Japanese activity.

22 comments:

Fazi said...

Thanks

Neelesh Vaidya said...

what should we choose, "THE TRAIDS OR THE YAKUZA"? which is better?

aayush said...

i think yazuka is better as traids offered to work for them

NiMO said...

cual bando es mejor? yo creo q yakuza!!!!!!!

dvilas said...

My understanding is Yakuza traffics in human flesh, selling children into prostitution. Neither group is charming, but counterfeiters are less evil.

Khézir said...

Thnx for the explanation

"Henry arifin said...

Ohyeah..for my self Im choose TRIADS,why ??Because in Yakuza you can see Blackmail photos again for do the Job...

Linda Glazier Aronson said...

Hi and Thanks. During the Bangkok kickoff i obtained the Yakuza, Triad and Thai note, i believe. The fourth item would be obtainable once Bangkok opened. i received a message fom one of my family officers, stating these are drop loot items available in the NY tiers. i am confused.
ThanksLinda Glazier Aronson

Roxy De Fontaine said...

Thank you! I think I will choose Triads because they sound more contemporary, and willing to travel and diversify.

l_k_lacy said...

I appreciate all the insight you share. It is most helpful as we venture into new territory. Thanks!!!

SHARON said...

I think as with Moscow we wait and see which one gives you the better loot

oohdale said...

Just remember this one thing kind Sirs and Madames, that if we belong to a group or a Clan we must first seek their advice so as to be a part and not an idividual again, ... right?

ROZELY said...

THANKS i will chose TRIADS because im one of them...hehe

oohdale said...

well me too then ROZELY ME TOO

Andy said...

Hi there, does anyone actually know when Bangkok will be launched ?

akshansh said...

i think....i will choose one of them by seeing the loot items.......and stats....of purchase items.....

"Henry arifin said...

iM THINK IN START JANUARI 2010

Koala069 said...

When does the Bangkok territories will open ? Is there anyone who knows the launching date exactly ?
Thanks a lot in advance for your reply.

janoš said...

Ehen openings Bangkok?
I still cen not get here.

我就是奶爸 said...

It is real "Mafia" in ASIA~

Full Album said...

Thanks for the info friends..

daddy said...

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