Yukako Fukushima: The Woman Who Makes Prosthetic Pinkies for Ex-Yakuza Members

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In Japan, a missing pinkie brands you as a yakuza member. One prosthetist is trying to help them move on from their past.

“It’s hard to get everything 100 percent right, but if you can help just one person, then that person might go on to have a family or be happy in some other way,” said Fukushima.

“If I can make ten fingers and the owner of one of those manages to rebuild their lives, it makes me want to continue.”