Fugitive Yakuza Boss Arrested After Facebook Photos of His Tattoos Go Viral 

Thai police have arrested a member of the Japanese mafia they say has been on the run for 14 years. 74-year-old Shigeharu Shirai was detained in Lopburi, Thailand on Thursday. Authorities say Shirai fled Japan for Bangkok in 2005 while being investigated for the 2003 murder of a rival Yakuza member. Japanese police were alerted to Shirai’s location after pictures of his distinctive tattoos went viral on Facebook. Read More >>

How Olympus Got Tangled Up With the Japanese Mafia

A month into its cover-your-eyes scale accounting scandal, Olympus has been officially linked to the Japanese Yakuza, according to a memo from Japanese officials. Here's how things unraveled so fast. Read More >>