Apart from the cases of Hiko and Kie, there are also cases where the parents of addicts directly encourage their children to use methamphetamine.
In Chiba Prefecture, there was an office of a secondary organization of the C-kai, which was based in the Kanto region. This is the case with Sami, who was born and raised as the child of one of its members. Since her mother abandoned her, she was passed around from one relative’s house to another or left in an institution.
When she entered junior high school, she began living with relatives, but soon ran away from home. At first, she was allowed to stay at a friend’s house, but when she could no longer stay there, she was introduced by a senior student to an apartment building where members of the C-kai were living together.
The person who came and went in the apartment was her own mother, who had abandoned Sami. The mother was a methamphetamine user who came to the apartment to buy methamphetamine, and had been having sexual intercourse with the members. When she saw her daughter smoking thinner, she made fun of her.
The mother saw her daughter again, smoking thinner, and made fun of her, saying, “You’re still playing ampersand, aren’t you? You’re such a kid. Come on, give her some methamphetamine.
When her mother, who had abandoned her, said that, Sami became upset.
“Shut up. Then I’ll do it!”
She probably didn’t like being looked down upon by her mother. But this was the beginning of Sami’s descent into the darkness of methamphetamine, just like her mother.
Like a broken robot: ……
The rest of her life was a disaster: her mind was dominated by the pleasure of sex with methamphetamine, and she spent her days getting free sex from members. Like a broken robot, all she could think about was getting that pleasure.
What amazes me is that teenager. I was surprised to learn that more than half of my life. He spent more than half of his life from his teens to his mid-forties in juvenile detention centers and prisons, and yet he had seven children, all with different fathers. This may be the price he paid for his unplanned sexual activities with methamphetamine.
Sami says, “When I got out of jail, I had no idea what I was getting myself into.
“When you get out of jail, it makes a difference which man (member) is in jail. Even if you get together with him and have a child, you will be arrested immediately and go back to jail. If you have a child there and get out after a few years, you will find another man in prison. They have sex with him and get caught again. That’s how fathers get separated.”
Because traffickers are arrested and released from prison so often, when Sami is released from prison, it is always another man she meets in town. The traffickers are arrested and released from prison so often that when Sami is released from prison, she always meets another man in town, and she keeps giving birth to children with different fathers so that she can have sex with all of them for the sake of methamphetamine.
Sami has been in prison longer than she has, so all of her children have been placed in institutions. So, why does she have children?
She says, “When I’m in prison, I get letters from kids in elementary school and junior high school. It makes me happy because I have free time. And even though I’m a parent like this, when I go to see them at the facility, they are happy to hear that their mother has come. When that happens, I really feel glad to be alive even though I’m such a wreck.
Currently, Sami is living on welfare, but not only is she unable to speak properly due to the aftereffects of methamphetamine, she is also suffering from cancer. She is supported by her second daughter, who is enrolled in a correspondence high school. She had been living in an orphanage until a while ago, but when she found out that her mother, Sami, was having difficulties, she ran away from the orphanage to take care of her. To her daughter, even this mother is “the only mother in the world.
As she said, she is the only mother in the world. She is 17 years old. As she said, her 17-year-old daughter has a sign on her arm that reads Family is my treasure It is against the law for minors under the age of 18 to get a tattoo, but her mother introduced her to her father, who introduced her to a tattoo artist.
Gang members tend to keep a low profile for fear of arrest, so the reality of their children’s situation is not readily apparent.
However, as we have seen, being born and raised under a gang member who is involved in illegal drugs is an unimaginable way of life.
If you read the non-fiction book “Yakuza Children” (Taiyo Books), you will understand more about the situation surrounding them.
It is urgent to crack down on the gangs that deal in illegal drugs. But at the same time, we must also focus on protecting the children growing up in those families and stopping the reproduction of addicts. For this reason, I would like people to know the reality of children growing up in such families.
Interview and text： Kota Ishii
Born in Tokyo in 1977. Nonfiction writer. Graduated from Nihon University College of Art. He is active in reporting and writing about culture, history, and medicine in Japan and abroad. His books include "The House of 'Demons': Parents Who Kill Their Own Children," "Forty-three Killing Intentions: The Depths of the Kawasaki Jr. 1 Boys' Murder Case," "Rental Child," "Kinship Murder," and "Social Map of Disparity and Division.