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Kitakyushu to Lock Gang-Related Businesses out of Wholesale Market

In an effort to stem crimes committed by criminal gangs, the city of Kitakyushu will present legislation in September to prevent firms with ties to those gangs from doing business in the city’s Central Wholesale Market. A similar measure was passed last year in Tokyo. Fukuoka City also plans to introduce legislation of the same type in September, so the two cities will be the first in Kyushu with laws of this type. As of this April a total of 741 companies handling produce and maritime products do business in the Kitakyushu market.

Published: Sep 3, 2009 / Last Updated: Sep 3, 2009

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