Surprising? The biggest organized crime networks, the “yakuza,” known for making money from extortion, gambling, etc. is actually one of the biggest supporters sending supplies to Japan. One of the scariest networks in Japan is actually doing all it can to help with the Japan relief efforts. It’s really nice to see that everyone is coming together to help Japan during this time.
Some people think that they are appealing to construction companies and hoping to gain contracts for rebuilding buildings that were destroyed in the earthquakes. Others say otherwise, but either way, this is really nice to see! They aren’t really that scary after all, right?