Former yakuza Tatsuya Shindo turns to God via Japan Today

…From the age of 20, Shindo peddled stimulants in and around Tokyo for a gangster family under the nationwide Sumiyoshi-kai yakuza syndicate. After several stints in jail, he decided to start offering something else entirely: the gospel…

This is an encouraging read! Those tattoos you see are not just part of pop culture in Japan. People with tattoos are outcasts from society and generally signify gang membership. I’d love to talk with this guy.