I doubt a gaijin (think I spelled that right) could ever truly join the Yakuza. I think the closest you'll come to being Yakuza when not Japanese. Well, becoming a yakuza is not an easy thing to do for a non-Japanese I would imagine. For a Japanese though, I think it's not as hard as the Italian. SOCIETY BY JACOB RAZ During my first interviews, O-oyabun was particularly eager to talk about ideology: The 'Way of the Yakuza,' 'violating the law' or. The stigma doesn't really apply to westerners and the yakuza really don't care. O-oyabun asked me if I would participate, giving me a free hand regarding any opinions I might express. As well as dealing in sherlok, real estate and stockbroking, the Yakuza's latest emphasis has been on money-lending, according to Shouta - and not just in Japan. They play, eat, watch performances, buy souvenirs, and return to their homes. No, create an account. Here, you find a woman whose daughter was dragged into a cult. The threats are made in a roundabout way, as are the pay-offs.