Yakuza

Largely isolated from the Japanese Yakuza, the Seattle-based Yakuza are led by Hanzo Shotozumi. There are roughly three divisions within the Shotozumi-rengo

Shotozumi-gumi

Organized and ran like a business. Very traditional behavior, with irezumi tattoos, yabitsume and seppuku rituals. They operate out of the International District downtown, running protection services, gambling parlors, prostitution, and smuggling

Kanaga-gumi

Built from the ashes of the former Shigeda-gumi after Oyabun Takeo Shigeda was assassinated. New Chairman Sato Kanaga is far more conservative than his predecessor, insisting the association follow the example of the Shotozumi-gumi in maintaining the Yakuza’s ancient traditions and practices. Operate mostly out of Everett, Snohomish, Auburn, and Redmond Barrens.

Kenran-kai

A relatively new association housing the survivors of the Nishidon-gumi allowed to live, former Shigeda-gumi members and some new recruits. They operate out of Puyallup, as well as take on any shit jobs assigned to them.

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