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The Japanese Yakuza roughly parallels the American La Cosa Nostra. Both of whom, we imagine, look down their noses and giggle at Sweden's Uppsala. While the classic image of the American Mafioso generally includes some form of Cadillac (in Paulie Walnuts' case, replete with Godfather horn), and the Uppsala types apparently prefer Ferrari Enzos, the Yakuza like them some left-hand-drive S-Class iron. Why? Status, brah-san. Status. Inside Line's Peter Lyon's got the scoop.


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