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  • noun 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.

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  • noun a Japanese supervisor

Etymologies

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From the Japanese Yakuza hierarchy

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  • He laughs at a bright toy balloon,

    And babbles a light joyous tune.

    So ends the adventure

    In childish dementia

    Of him who had been oyabun.

    March 19, 2018