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An Inside Look at the Japanese Yakuza

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Belgian photographer Anton Kusters spent two years in the Japanese underground, familiarizing and befriending the Yakuza—Japan’s secretive criminal organization. Few foreigners have managed to earn the trust of the secretive group, but Kusters was given the privilege of photographing some of their most secret rituals.