Taking Down Tokyo's Corrupt Diamond Syndicate

VICE Japan follows Kyoji Sasaki on his mission to revolutionize an industry dominated by corrupt middlemen.

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2015 12 12, 12:15pm

In Japan, the diamond market is flooded with corrupt middlemen, each taking their cut on already overpriced stones, yielding blistering prices.

Kyoji Sasaki is determined to change that. VICE Japan shadows him as he travels from Sri Lanka to Israel and negotiates his way into the inner circle of the global diamond syndicate.