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dc.contributor.authorHacker, Randi
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-18T18:27:05Z
dc.date.available2014-06-18T18:27:05Z
dc.date.issued2013-08-28
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1808/14245
dc.descriptionThis is one of hundreds of 60-second radio spots created by the Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) for Kansas Public Radio (KPR). The purpose of this outreach program is to introduce the people of Kansas to the culture and current issues of East Asia.
dc.description.abstractBroadcast Transcript: Criminals always worry about being fingered for a crime. Here in Japan, they also have to worry about being de-fingered. If they are members of the Yakuza crime family, that is. The Yakuza, aka the Japanese mafia, traces its roots back to the Edo period in the 17th Century and is known for tight control and strict rules of conduct. Rule breakers risk a punishment called yubitsume or finger severing. Traditionally, yubitsume begins with the first joint of the little finger on the left hand because, in bygone times, this weakened the sword hand. After the pinky, the ring finger. Missing fingers are a dead giveaway of Yakuza membership and some Yakuza members wish to hide this at, say, family gatherings or if they are hoping for a legit job. Hence a thriving custom-fitted finger replacement industry. At about $3,000 per digit, it's a lot to pay for getting the finger. #Japan #Hacker #CEAS
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherCenter for East Asian Studies, University of Kansas
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPostcards from Asia;0297
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://audioboo.fm/boos/1597038-0297-getting-the-finger-yakuza-style
dc.subjectJapan
dc.subjectYakuza
dc.subjectFinger
dc.subjectFinger Severing
dc.subjectYubitsume
dc.subjectProsthetic Fingers
dc.subjectJapanese Mafia
dc.titleGetting the Finger Yakuza Style
dc.typeRecording, oral
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