Get Under the Skin of the YAKUZA: Photojournalist and Author ANDREAS JOHANSSON Discusses His New Book ‘Yakuza Tattoo’

In the annals and ongoing history of organized crime, the Yakuza is the most well-known, (in)famous, deadly, feared, respected and whatever dichotomous and disparate adjectives you care to employ to emerge from Japan’s underworld. Depicted in Western media as a violently psychopathic gathering of social outcasts, the Japanese mafia actually provides structure, discipline and a rarely unyielding ho...

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