Yakuza
The Japanese Godfather

1990 by Steven Schlossstein
310 pages, Stratford Books
(Glossary)
ISBN 0-962-7060-1-9


"A novel that reveals the dark, inside reasons for Japan's economic threat to the world. It is one of those seminal novels which will start a flood of others, a novel whose suspense will stay with its readers long after they finish reading its last page.
     - Richard Condon, author of The Manchurian Candidate

"On target. Schlossstein's intimate knowledge of Japanese language and culture results in a book full of illuminating surprises.
     - Barron's

"An important and thought-provoking book written in an entertaining and highly readable style.
     - John C. Burton, Dean, Columbia Business School

"No-holds-barred writing."
     - Dr. Amitai Etzioni, author of An Immodest Agenda

"Schlossstein has worked extensively in the Far East, clearly knows it well, and writes about it eloquently.
     - Denver Post

Yakuza was banned in Japan by the Japanese publishers' association.