K2K is an old gang operating in the International District. Their leadership was dissolved after a war with the 19th Street Yakuza two years ago and by "dissolved" I mean "shot to pieces".
— Tapp talks about the gang war[src]

The Yakuza is a group in the Saw franchise. It is one of the unseen factions in the series.


Gang War

The Yakuza was a criminal Japanese organization from 119th Street. Like other gangs they defended their territory by all available means. Therefore they started a brutal gang war when K2K, a small street gang from 118th Street, tried to expand their territory and drug traffics and subsequently invaded the territory of the Yakuza. This war came to an end when the Yakuza kidnapped and executed most members of K2K by shooting them to pieces. To demonstrate their power, the Yakuza lined up their corpses along 118th Street. This mass execution was the first homicide case in which Detective David Tapp and Detective Steven Sing worked together. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

The Jigsaw Case

Early on in his series of murders John Kramer, better known as the Jigsaw Killer, targeted Mitsuka Ito, a member of the Yakuza, and Ronnie Navarro, a drug dealer of the Blood Eye Gang. They were abducted and forced to play one of Jigsaw's deadly games. When they woke up, their hands were strapped to ropes attached to a pulley system. The pulleys were attached to large barrels of sulfuric acid propped up above their heads. If both of them pulled at the same time, the pulley would have given them enough slack to reach the door. However eventually both men were killed by the acid. After their death, Jigsaw cut two jigsaw pieces from their skins.

The bodies were later found by the Metropolitan Police Department. When Detective Tapp arrived at the crime scene the acid hadn't left much of their corpses. They were sent to the morgue by Jennings Foster. Back at the police station, Tapp wrote a report about the incident. He speculated that something could've prevented Ito and Navarro from working together. (Saw II: Flesh & Blood)

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