One of the first gangs to establish themselves in Night City, the Yakuza of Japan is now firmly entrenched within Night City’s criminal landscape. Prostitution, murder for hire, smuggling, drug running and sales, extortion, protection, kidnappings, human trafficking, outright slavery and a rumored close affiliation with Araska make the Night City clan of Yakuza just as dangerous as their Japanese counterparts.
As one of the first groups to organize prostitution rings in the combat zones, the Yakuza were able to rapidly finance their expansion into drugs which further financed their expansion into the black market of the Night City ports with heavy investing in ships, planes, and other transport vessels (all owned under dummy corporations or sometimes even legitimate enterprises). Their unfettered access to Japan and therefore all of Asia helped turn the Yakuza of Night City into one of the most prominent mutli-national criminal organizations of the last 20 years.
It has been rumored lately that the Yakuza had some sort of involvement with the Araska connection to the Prophets of Rage and the resulting destabilization of Night City. The direct relationships are not completely understood at this time, but with their connections to the Night City underworld and the Prophets’ criminal leanings, the relationship is easy to imagine.