Disney Japan Brand Tarnished With Mob Links


Last Friday it was reported Tokyo Disney developer Oriental Land Co. had been outsourcing the resort's cleaning to Chuo Kohatsu, a company said to have ties to the Japanese mafia or Yakuza. The cleaning contract was signed in 1984 with a Kohatsu executive whose older brother, Saburo Shiga, is now said to be part of rightist group Zen Nippon Aikokusha Dantai Kaigi. Oriental Land President Toshio Kagami apologized and said the company will not renew its contract with Kohatsu.

Written by Steve Hall    Comments (3)     File: Brands     May-23-05  
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Does that mean they move you to the front of the line if you have a finger missing?

Posted by: Stevie on May 23, 2005 12:07 PM

I think things would have to be considerably worse to further tarnish the Disney brand. After all, they had to deal with Eisner all this time. Could it get worse than that?

Posted by: Paolo on May 23, 2005 03:28 PM

Everyone knows Japan is controlled by the yakuza, from TV to government to the sex industry. Disnyeland, too, of course. Japan is one big Yakuza Government. It has always been that way. Don't let the polite bowing and kowtowing fool you. Japan is a dark country.

Posted by: danny bee on May 23, 2005 11:49 PM

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