Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Japanese name of Elæagnus longipes, a bush that is now cultivated in the United States, prized both for its ornamental character and for the edible cranberry-like fruits.

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Examples

  • "If Takayama is successfully prosecuted it will be devastating for the Yamaguchi-gumi, and could even spark a war for control of the organisation," said Jake Adelstein, author of Tokyo Vice: an American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan.

    Yakuza chief arrested in Japan

  • When Shinoda was sworn in as the Yamaguchi-gumi's sixth don in July 2005, he vowed to expand the 95-year-old organisation's influence beyond its traditional Kobe base.

    Yakuza chief arrested in Japan

  • Shinoda began a six-year prison sentence in December 2005 for violating gun control laws and entrusted the running of the Yamaguchi-gumi to Takayama, who is also head of the organisation's biggest and most violent faction, the Kodo-kai.

    Yakuza chief arrested in Japan

  • Fears of violent power struggle in crime syndicate after Yamaguchi-gumi's second-in-command, Kiyoshi Takayama, is detained in Kobe

    Yakuza chief arrested in Japan

  • The national police agency declared war on the Yamaguchi-gumi in September in an attempt to rein it in before the release of its leader, Kenichi Shinoda, from prison next spring.

    Yakuza chief arrested in Japan

  • Takayama was influential in the Yamaguchi-gumi's expansion into Tokyo, an audacious move that led to several shootings in the capital in 2007.

    Yakuza chief arrested in Japan

  • An estimated 50,000 belong to the Yamaguchi-gumi, which has recently attracted mobsters from smaller gangs targeted by rigorous police investigations.

    Yakuza chief arrested in Japan

  • Takaharu Ando, the combative head of the national police agency, has vowed to destroy the Yamaguchi-gumi as part of an unprecedented crackdown on organised crime.

    Yakuza chief arrested in Japan

  • Kiyoshi Takayama, the second-in-command of the Yamaguchi-gumi, is being held on suspicion of extorting about ¥40m £300,000 from a man involved in the construction industry.

    Yakuza chief arrested in Japan

  • The story begins with Sekiuchi (Kitamura Soichiro), boss of the Sannokai, a huge organised crime syndicate controlling the entire Kanto region, issuing a stern warning to his lieutenant Kato (Miura Tomokazu) and right-hand man Ikemoto (Kunimura Jun), head of the Ikemoto-gumi.

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