Yakuza to the Rescue 

Japan’s infamous organized crime network is apparently providing trucks full of relief supplies throughout their disaster-struck country, and have provided over $500,000 worth of assistance. Commenting on the efforts, freelance writer and “yakuza antagonizer” gave their motives the benefit of the doubt.

“Rather than a PR effort, I think it’s actually good intentions,” said Mizoguchi, who has angered the yakuza so much that he has been stabbed twice in attacks by gang members.

If you can get a guy you stabbed two different times to vouch for you, you’re probably doing something pretty good.