Unformatted text preview: opposition. Their pay was determined by who they injured and what part of the body they would hurt. She went on to explain how these violent acts, though illegal and wrong, were given a blind eye to by the law. These violent ways lasted right thru to the early 20 th century but they did eventually die out. She also went into talking a little about the Japanese mafia which was very interesting. I found it interesting how she said that the police know exactly where the mafia is but don’t do anything about it. I really enjoyed the lecture by Siniawer....
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- Spring '08
- Japanese, Mafia, Yakuza, Eiko Maruko Siniawer