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  GANGSTERS INCORPORATED - KAZUO "THE BEAR" TAOKA
Taoka wasn't satisfied yet and ordered his soldiers to take on the Miyamoto Gumi, they were threatened and under threat they decided it was better to join the Yamaguchi Gumi Clan, and so the Yamaguchi Gumi had new members and grew even more powerful.
Taoka was rushed to a hospital and survived.
Taoka's had chosen his successor before he died but at the time he was in prison and could not lead the Clan and so Taoka's widow decided to become Oyabun for the time being to prevent an internal war.
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  Kazuo Taoka Information
Kazuo Taoka (田岡 一雄 Taoka Kazuo; March 28, 1913 - July 23, 1981) was the most prominent yakuza Godfather of the 20th Century.
Known as the "Godfather of Godfathers", Taoka was third kumicho of the Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan's largest yakuza organization, from 1946 to 1981.
Taoka, an orphan, grew up as a young street fighter in Kobe under the guidance of Noboru Yamaguchi, the Yamaguchi-gumi's boss.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/Kazuo_Taoka   (174 words)

  
 History and Culture of the Japanese Yakuza
The Yamuguchi-gumi was driven on this path to success by its late godfather, Kazuo Taoka, who resurrected it from shattered ruins in the years following the World War II to mold it into the most formidable criminal syndicate Japan has witnessed to date.
Kazuo utilized a fierce will and brilliant organizational skills to leverage the most powerful alliance between Yakuza factions ever, and solidified an affiliation with the Inagawa-kai, a leading Yakuza group in the Kanto area.
The Yakuza have maintained a very close relationship with Japanese political and corporate entities in their growth through the years, much more so than their counterpart, the mafia, in the United States.
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 Mario's Cyberspace Station: Organised crime (2)
Taoka had survived many assassination attempts, including one in 1978, when he was shot in the neck by a member of the Matsuda (a rival yakuza clan who had sworn vengeance on the Yamaguchi-gumi for the death of their oyabun) during a limbo dance exhibition at the Yamaguchi-gumi household.
Kazuo Nakanishi became the new oyabun for Yamaguchi-gumi and declared war on the Ichiwa-kai.
Kazuo Nakanishi remains as a saiko komon, or a senior advisor.
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The oyabun to the Yamaguchi-gumi from the mid 1940's until his death in 1981 was Kazuo Taoka.
Taoka had survived many assassination attempts, including one in 1978, when he was shot in the neck by a member of the Matsuda [a rival yakuza clan who had sworn vengeance on the Yamaguchi-gumi for the death of their oyabun] during a limbo dance exhibition at the Yamaguchi-gumi household.
Kazuo Nakanishi became the new oyabun for Yamaguchi-gumi and declared war on the Ichiwa-kai.
www.angelfire.com /sd/Yakuza/History.html   (3062 words)

  
  Kazuo Taoka at AllExperts
Kazuo Taoka (ç"°å²¡ 一雄 Taoka Kazuo; March 28, 1913 - July 23, 1981) was the most prominent yakuza Godfather of the 20th Century.
Known as the "Godfather of Godfathers", Taoka was third kumicho of the Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan's largest yakuza organization, from 1946 to 1981.
Taoka, an orphan, grew up as a young street fighter in Kobe under the guidance of Noboru Yamaguchi, the Yamaguchi-gumi's boss.
en.allexperts.com /e/k/ka/kazuo_taoka.htm   (312 words)

  
 GANGSTERS INCORPORATED - KAZUO "THE BEAR" TAOKA
Taoka was born in 1913 in Kobe, Japan.
Taoka was rushed to a hospital and survived.
Taoka's had chosen his successor before he died but at the time he was in prison and could not lead the Clan and so Taoka's widow decided to become Oyabun for the time being to prevent an internal war.
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 YAKUZA BLOOD BATHSYakuza Blood Baths
Taoka was watching a limbo contest on stage when Narumi walked up to his table and began blasting away with a.38.
Taoka was shot in the neck, and Narumi made a miraculous escape but was found brutally murdered several weeks later.
After the death of the Yamaguchi-gumifs third godfather, Kazuo Taoka, in 1981 the gang was split into two factions, one supporting a gangster named Masahisa Takenaka and the other Hiroshi Yamamoto.
www.quirkyjapan.or.tv /bloodbaths.htm   (1482 words)

  
 Taoka Kazuo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Taoka Kazuo, the Japanese yakuza's "boss of bosses," was born in 1913 on the island of Shikoku.
After being orphaned, Taoka was sent to work in a Kobe shipyard where, at age fourteen, he became involved with a small gang headed by Yamaguchi Noburu.
Taoka's greatest contribution as a yakuza boss was in opening doors into Japan's rapidly expanding economy for the Japanese underworld.
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 Mafia - Page 2 - Tapesh.Com Forum
Taoka first came to power in the port city of Kobe, where his gangs rounded up unskilled laborers and sold their services cheaply to shipping companies.
Orphaned as a boy, Taoka was forced to work on the Kobe docks where he was taken in by a local gang leader named Noburu Yamaguchi.
Taoka was rushed to the hospital in his bulletproof fl Cadillac.
www.tapesh.com /forum/showthread.php?p=41822   (4054 words)

  
 Yamaguchi: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
Journal article by Kazuo Yamaguchi, Denise B. Kandel; Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol.
Journal article by Kazuo Yamaguchi, Denise Kandel; Social Forces, Vol.
KAZUO YAMAGUCHI, University of Chicago DENISE KANDEL...1983; Kandel 1975; Kandel, Yamaguchi Chen 1992; Mills Noyes 1984; Yamaguchi Kandel 1984).
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 Yakuza a history
He made a fast alliance between Kazuo Taoka, oyabun of the Yamaguchi-gumi faction, and Hisayuki Machii, a Korean crime boss in charge of Tosei-kai.
In July 1981, Taoka suffered and died from a heart attack, ending his 35-year rule as oyabun.
Kazuo Nakanishi became the new oyabun for Yamaguchi-gumi and declared war on the Ichiwa-kai.
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 2001/cvs-all/20011111.cvs-all
Nov 7 Satoshi Taoka cvs commit: ports/japanese Makefile ports/japanese/b 240.
Nov 7 Satoshi Taoka cvs commit: ports/print/pips670 Makefile distinfo pk 353.
Nov 7 Satoshi Taoka cvs commit: ports/print/pips800 Makefile distinfo pk 357.
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 VietBao Daily Online
Mục tiêu kế tiếp cuœa Taoka là Meiyu- kai, một băng đaœng gốc Đại Hàn ơœ Osaka, và việc đánh bại nhóm này tạo cho Yamaguchi- gumi quyền kiểm soát phần lớn các hoạt động làm ăn ơœ Osaka.
Taoka được đưa gấp vào bệnh viện trong chiếc Cadillac mầu đen đạn bắn không thuœng cuœa ông.
Taoka cuối cùng đã hồi phục từ vết thương rất nặng, và keœ ám sát ông đã bị giết chết tại một cánh rừng ơœ Kobe vài tuần lễ sau.
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 The Mob Muscles In | TIME
Under the command of Japan's top mobster, Kazuo Taoka, 60, police say that Yamaguchi-gumi has become a criminal conglomerate that controls more than 50 corporations, ranging from restaurants and bars to trucking companies and talent agencies.
Taoka, who is currently on trial for income tax evasion, extortion and labor-law violation, last week granted a rare interview to TIME Correspondent S. Chang at his sumptuous Western-style house on the fringes of Kobe, which neighbors have dubbed the "Taoka Palace." "Throughout the interview," Chang cabled, "there was a distinct element of opéra bouffe.
Inside, Taoka's great drawing room is deeply carpeted and adorned with many trophies presented to him from his followers as emblems of their allegiance.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,910564-2,00.html   (711 words)

  
 Yamaguchi-gumi - South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
After the death of Taoka, the heir apparent wakagashira Kenichi Yamamoto (kumicho of the Yamaken-gumi) was serving a sentence in prison.
Fumiko Taoka, Kazuo Taoka's wife, stepped forward to fill the leadership void until a new kumicho could be selected by a council of eight top-level bosses.
During the war, acting-kumicho Kazuo Nakanishi (kumicho of the Nakanishi-gumi) and wakagashira Yoshinori Watanabe (kumicho of the Yamaken-gumi) briefly took the leadership role until 1989.
yamaguchi-gumi.zdnet.co.za /zdnet/Yamaguchi-gumi   (880 words)

  
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(Kaplan, p93-99) Modern Yakuza YAMAGUCHI-GUMI The oyabun to the Yamaguchi-gumi from the mid 1940's until his death in 1981 was Kazuo Taoka.
(Kaplan, p133-4) During Fumiko Taoka's rule, the membership of Yamaguchi-gumi rose to 13,346 members from 587 gangs by the end of 1983.
(Kaplan, 136-7) Kazuo Nakanishi became the new oyabun for Yamaguchi-gumi and declared war on the Ichiwa-kai.
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 Yakuza's decline is a crime: Japanese mafia has seen better days, say oldsters -- by Robert Fulford
In 1978, a would-be assassin seriously wounded its chief, Kazuo Taoka, in a Kyoto nightclub.
The gunman was from a rival faction, Matsuda, whose boss had been killed the previous year by Taoka's soldiers.
In the months after the Taoka shooting, at least five Matsuda members were killed.
www.robertfulford.com /2003-07-29-yakuza.html   (1037 words)

  
 Kazuo Taoka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
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 ON THE ORIGIN OF THE MODERN YAKUZA IN FACT AND FICTION *PIC*
They also began to feud among themselves, jockeying for power and prestige.
In the 1960s, Yoshio Kodama, an ex-nationalist, began to negotiate treaties with various groups, first with the Yamaguchi-gumi of Kazuo Taoka and Tosei-kai of Hisayuki Machii and eventually with the Inagawa-kai.
The story-telling is superb, which is a credit to his principal screenwriter and to Kazuo Kasahara, second credited author for this film.
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 Japan crime syndicate names new don - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It has its headquarters in Kobe, where Harukichi Yamaguchi established the syndicate with about 50 stevedores in 1915.
By owning rights to operate wholesale markets in Kobe and controlling the show-business world, it expanded its strength through gangland wars in the 1950s and 1960s under the leadership of its third don, Kazuo Taoka.
At present, it is known to operate all across Japan and have overseas operations elsewhere in Asia and in the United States.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /news/html/20050827T220000-0500_87056_OBS_JAPAN_CRIME_SYNDICATE_NAMES_NEW_DON.asp   (340 words)

  
 Yakuza - Sixth World Wiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Most Yakuza organizations are usually referred to using the number of generations or times the oyabun or kumicho has been replaced, either through retirement or death, as a measure of the age of that group.
For example, in 1984, the 4th Yamaguchi-gumi was formed when Takenaka Masahisa became the new oyabun following a bloody succession from the 3rd Yamaguchi-gumi, headed by Taoka Kazuo.
Takenaka was killed in 1985, and in 1989, the 5th Yamaguchi-gumi was formed when Watanabe Yoshinori took control as the organization's fifth oyabun.
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 Yamaguchi-gumi at AllExperts
After the death of Taoka, the heir apparent was serving a sentence in prison.
Kumiko Taoka, Kazuo Taoka's wife, stepped forward to fill the leadership void until a new kumicho could be selected.
Finally, in '84, the elders chose Masahisa Takenaka to be the 4th kumicho of Yamaguchi-gumi.
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 Secondary Change in the Substantia Nigra Induced by Incomplete Infarct and Minor Hemorrhage in the Basal Ganglia Due to ...
Articles by Fujioka, M. Articles by Taoka, T. Stroke.
Toshiaki Taoka, MD Department of Radiology, Nara Prefectural Nara Hospital, Nara, Japan
Fujioka M, Taoka T, Matsuo Y, Hiramatsu K-I, Sakaki T. Novel brain ischemic change on MRI: delayed ischemic hyperintensity on T1-weighted images and selective neuronal death in the caudoputamen of rats after brief focal ischemia.
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 GAMES - GAME INVASION - Comcast.net
His trademark is his habit of decapitating his defeated opponents with a custom made sword capable of slicing through armour like a hot knife through butter.
Taoka Kazuo's right-hand man and third highest ranking member of the Yamaguchi-gumi - the most powerful criminal organization in Japan - Kojima left the underworld for an unknown reason and joined the BOS leagues in order to continue to do what he does best: kill.
His skill in murdering with the utmost efficiency advanced Kojima to League 1, where he finally found worthwhile opponents.
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 directopedia : Directory : Arts : Music : Bands and Artists : K [8] : Kitaro
Frequently his hands become bloodied, but he continues to pound.
From 1983 till 1990 he was married with his first wife Yuki Taoka.
Yuki is a daughter of Kazuo Taoka, godfather of Yamaguchi-gumi, the largest Yakuza syndicate.
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 New age / grammy award for best new age album / kitaro
Frequently his hands become bloodied, but he continues to pound.
From 1983 till 1990 he was married with his first wife Yuki Taoka.
Kitaro and Yuki have a son, Ryunosuke, who lives in Japan.
www.new-age-guide.com /new_age/kitaro.htm   (571 words)

  
 Unit 731 - Research and Bump List. Gets Disturbing, Read at Your Own Risk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Yoshio Kodama: Radical nationalist behind many coups and assassinations in the 1930s; setting up the Kodama special organ in occupied China engaged in exploiting Chinese resources- and after the war, remaining a major leader of Japanese underworld society.
Kazuo Aoki: Administrator of Manchurian affairs; Minister of Treasury in Nobuyoki Abe's cabinet and then following Abe to China as advisor; Minister of Greater East-Asian Ministry under Tojo.
Masayoki Tani: Ambassador to Manchukuo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Concurrently Director of Intelligence Bureau; Ambassador to the Nanking puppet government; and after the war Ambassador to the United States.
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 A strange and spooky evening in Kyoto - MSN-Mainichi Daily News
It is festooned with "ema" (votive tablets) upon which angry women have scrawled messages such as "I pray that XXX (man's name) drops dead" or "Make him leave that b***h quickly and come back to me."
Also nearby is the site of the former "Belle Ami," a nightclub where Kazuo Taoka, "godfather" of the Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan's largest criminal syndicate, was gunned down and seriously wounded by an assailant from a smaller rival gang on July 11, 1978.
The famous club remained open for another eight years, but eventually closed, becoming a Japanese noodle restaurant until the manager committed suicide.
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