The cancellation of an annual Halloween event organised by Japan’s largest Yakuza crime syndicate has caused widespread backlash amongst expectant trick or treaters.

There have been unverified reports of the blackmailing of parents and guardians by younger Yakuza Halloween event “repeaters”.

One parental guardian wishing to remain anonymous was forced to buy several packets of haichus and koala marchs but said her child appears to be turning a new leaf.

“I’ve seen some improvement over the last 24 hours and I’m relieved to see he is missing one of his little fingers” the mother said.