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Keeping their cash to themselves helped corporations finance capital investment and fuel the nation's postwar recovery. Yet executives' reliance on mobsters turned out to be a Faustian bargain. By the 1970s, the sokaiya had figured out how to become stockholders themselves and threaten to ask embarrassing questions at annual meetings. Sony Corp. executivesstill recall what happened when a sokaiya group swooped down in 1984. At the time, Sony's Betamax standard for videocassette recorders was floundering. As then-Chairman Akio Morita watched with discomfort, the sokaiya turned what would have been a brief annual meeting into a 13 1/2-hour grilling of Sony about its strategy. Sony says it never paid off the sokaiya.
The word yakuza means 8-9-3. Ya means 8, ku 9, za 3. it comes from Japans counterpart to Black Jack, Oicho- Kabu.
The generally difference between the both cardgames are that in Oicho- Kabu the cards rate shall be 19 instead of 21. As you see, the sum of 8, 9 and 3, is 20, which is without any worth in Oicho-Kabu. It's from there the name, yakuza, comes from, they without worth for the society. This don´t mean that they are for no use for the society, it means that the members are people that somehow not fits in to the society, societies misfits.
Originally posted by TheJeSta
havent played that game in years, but i believe they are in every version of it ... and they are the only respectable looking ones, makes you think for a second
Originally posted by slickwilly95991
I don't know anything about it, but when I saw Yakuza that's the first thing I thought of.