Resources > Japanese Dictionary

暴力団, ぼうりょくだん

  • bōryokudan


noun (common) (futsuumeishi)

  • gangster organization (organisation)
  • crime syndicate
  • yakuza (Japanese mafia)
  • band of thugs
  • group of hoodlums

Examples of 暴力団,ぼうりょくだん in a Sentence

The gang was planning a robbery.
Spying on gangsters was a dangerous venture.
The gangsters extorted a vast sum of money from the rich man.
The gang leader made all the members toe the line, keeping control through fear.
The movement of the inhabitants drove the band of thugs out of the town.

Related Study Lists

  • Random phrases I learnt in the streets in Osaka
Learn Japanese Online

Start Learning Japanese Now

Get Started
The Nihongo Master Podcast

Want to learn Japanese on the go?

Download our podcast to get all of our episodes featuring free Japanese lessons, news, and entertainment.

Download Now