Translated by Louise Heal
Hardcover 192 pages
Publishers : Kodansha Intl Jul, 2007
Price : $22.95
Distributers (Canada):Fitzhenry & Whiteside
I grew interested in this story after reading about it in the Guardian UK. Shoko Tendo is the daughter of a member of the Yakuza in Japan. According to Wikipedia, the Yakuza (ヤクザ or やくざ , Yakuza) are members of traditional organized crime groups in Japan. Yakuza groups are referred to as the "Japanese mafia" with reference to Italian-Sicilian organized crime.
Read more over at the Anthropologist Blog