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Bleach Japan is an organization featured in Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

Background[]

Bleach Japan started as a non-profit organization (NPO), founded by Ryo Aoki and Hajime Ogasawara. Their main goal is get rid of "gray zones" across Japan, in which illegal behaviour is tolerated and to "bleach them white", hence the name. In practice, Bleach Japan is a right-wing puritanical, xenophobic organization, mostly targeting sex workers, foreigners, and the homeless. Meanwhile, criminal activities from the Omi Alliance was virtually ignored as TMPD's Superintendent General Juro Horinouchi needed an organization to fill the vacuum and Aoki ordered Omi Alliance members join the group as both muscle and to intimidate anyone within who would question their behavior.

During the events of the game, Bleach Japan is actively campaigning against Yokohama's nightlife establishments like brothels. The Yokohama chapter of Bleach Japan is headed by Sota Kume who led several protests at Otohime Land. Eventually, they would learn about the counterfeiting operations by the Ijin Three as Ogasawara would lead the group to expose the operation beneath, they were ultimately unsuccessful in revealing the details of the operation. For the failure, Ogasawara was murdered on Aoki's orders as he personally leads an effort to successfully eradicate a majority of nightlife operations in Ijincho. Thanks to the collected efforts of both Daigo Dojima and Masaru Watase, with the aid of Aoki's father, Masumi Arakawa, by ending both the Tojo Clan and Omi Alliance, they can no longer call upon their Omi allies and their ability to intimidate the gray zones were severely diminished.

The organization would face turmoil at the eve of Aoki's successful election campaign when the press reveals his past as a Yakuza member's son. Kume, in a fit of rage at the betrayal, murders Aoki and leaves, making the future of Bleach Japan uncertain without any true successor. Despite their ambiguous situation however, the police who were not implicated in Aoki's corruption took advantage of the situation and installed a new gang called RK which would been run by former Nikkyo Consortium executive candidate members in a bid to control the criminal underworld of Yokohama.

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