==The Yakuza Syndicate ==
For the Yakuza Syndicate it doesn't matter were you come from, which country or from which class of society you belong to, you can become a member anyway. Yakuza takes care of the misfits in the society. Yakuza members can be youth that have been abandoned by their parents, youths that not have managed the high pressure from the school, refugees from Korea, China etc. Their nearest boss becomes like their father and their comrades as brothers.
Yakuza offers not just companionship but also money, status, authority. A part of a group where you feel useful and needed. There are no thresholds or requirements in order to become a member. But when you are inside, obedience to the superiors is required.
The Yakuza sees themself, as Machi-yakko, the people's rescuer and helper. Far before any working courts existed in Japan, Yakuza existed. If your clans chief couldn't or wouldn't help in a dispute that you had with someone, you could turn to the local Yakuza for help. They solved the problem in return for an amount of money. You can also in these days apply to Yakuza for help. The problem solved however frequently on a more brutal manner than if you would turn to the police.