We get a most curious news related to Nintendo. It turns out that their contract has been shared with partners and distributors who intend to work with them. But what really stands out is this 25-page document is a clause that explicitly says that Nintendo partners are forced to ensure that neither they nor their employees are “antisocial forces” and that they do not give money or favors to these “forces”
Nintendo refers to “antisocial force” using the term “Boryokudan«, Which is a name used by the Japanese police and media for organized crime syndicates (Yakuza).
Here is the text of the document, provided by Stephen Totilo, former editor of Kotaku:
Nintendo went a little wild with the redactions in the contract we mention in the newsletter. The only page that wasn’t marked up is the one where devs/pubs have to confirm that they’re not tied to the Yakuza pic.twitter.com/0K6A7RGLeA
— Stephen Totilo (@stephentotilo) May 3, 2021
By “antisocial force” is meant an organized crime group (“Boryokudan”), a member of a Boryokudan (“Boryokudanin”), a sub-member of a Boryokudan (“Boryokudan jyunkoseiin”), a corporation related to a Boryokudan (“Boryokudan kanren gaisha “), a blackmail attempt to extort money from a company by threatening to cause trouble at the general meeting of shareholders (” Soukaiya “) or by acting as if defending legitimate social causes (” Shakai undou nado hyoubou goro “), or a group of organized crime of special intelligence (“Tokusyu chinou boryoku syudan”), or another group or person equivalent to any of the above.
Undoubtedly an aspect that does not stop attracting attention because it is logical. It should be remembered that in Japanese society great importance is given to good repute and good behavior, being very frowned upon engaging in illegal businesses and even wearing tattoos, a symbol traditionally associated with the Yakuza.
What do you think?