The Ichiwa-kai (一和会) is a Yakuza syndicate based in the Philippines.

It was formed in 1984 from an internal struggle for succession within the Yamaguchi-gumi, and primarily operates in the Philippines.

The Ichiwa-kai is one of the Yakuza factions that lost in the Yakuza War (2011), and were forced into permanent exile in the Philippines.[1] In the Philippines, the Ichiwa-kai took control of most prosititution in Olangapo, turning the city into a sex tourism hotspot, and have since expanded to Manila and San Fernando. The Ichiwa-kai’s business has its hand in gambling, extractions, and assassination, and encompasses sixty percent of all non-Huk related crime within the Philippines.[2]


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