June 10, 2013 Marina Galperina

Watching a former member of Japan’s notorious Yakuza mafia snap off his pinkie prosthetic is terrifying. It’s not nearly as terrifying as his soft-spoken account of “yubitsume” — the Yakuza punishment for disgraced gang members which requires them to chop off their own fingers. He slammed a chisel through this one. This one didn’t break off, so […]

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