Exogamy – The Practice of Marrying Outside of One’s Social Group

Exogamy - The Practice of Marrying Outside of One's Social Group

Exogamy is a widely practiced marriage custom whereby individuals marry outside of their social group. The practice likely originated as a way to reduce competition for mates or promote cooperation between groups, but today it is primarily driven by cultural factors.

The Yakuza – Japan’s Notorious Organized Crime Syndicate

The Yakuza - Japan's Notorious Organized Crime Syndicate

While they may be notorious criminals, there is no denying that the yakuza are a fascinating part of Japanese culture with a long and storied history. They are unique in both their structure and their relationship to Japanese society. Even though they are in decline, it is unlikely that they will disappear completely anytime soon.

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