- n. The Father. The absolute leader in a Yakuza clan. He has an advisor called a Saiko-komon. Besides that he has an army of advocates, accountants, secretaries and advisors.
- n. a Japanese supervisor
- From the Japanese Yakuza hierarchy (Wiktionary)
“In point of fact, it is better that the leader or "oyabun" should not be a man of genius.”
““This is correct, young kobun,” a term that means “foster child” and refers to one who has pledged allegiance to an oyabun, or foster parent within a yakuza family.”
“There, I heard Suhō ask Hosokawa, “Did you greet oyabun Noda?””
“He saw the oyabun appear in front of the woman so smoothly and so evenly there was no aggression in the move and in some way the woman was not frightened.”
“He is true yakuza, living for obedience to his oyabun.”
“However, this particular deal the under-oyabun made was with an iteki.”
“And what of Katsuodo Kozo, the oyabun of the Yamauchi clan, who, in the summer of 1947, was found floating facedown in the Sumida River.”
“He was referring to two men-one a prominent Yakuza oyabun, the head of a Japa - nese underworld family; the other the most influential un - aligned politico with the reputation of making or breaking the last eight prime ministers.”
“Except that Akira Chosa, another of the Yakuza oyabun, told me much the same thing.”
“Eventually, he had found and dispatched the would-be assassin, a particularly frightening Vietnamese named Do Duc Fujiro, along with the oyabun who had hired him.”
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