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Japan is a country in Eastern Asia. The country uses the CERO rating system to rate all Grand Theft Auto releases, with so far all of the series being rated Z (18+). Japan received Grand Theft Auto releases at a much later time, as it has taken a long time for Rockstar Games to localize them, which is done by Rockstar Japan. The GTA games are published in Japan mainly by Capcom which had released the following games:

CyberFront has released recent GTA games:

  • Grand Theft Auto IV (March 20, 2009)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (September 24, 2009)

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  • The Yakuza, a real-life criminal organization based in Japan, is featured in Grand Theft Auto 1 and Grand Theft Auto 2.
  • GTA 2 introduces the Zaibatsu Corporation, a mega-corporation and criminal organization named after the Japanese term for a type of business. Although it is later revealed in Grand Theft Auto III that Zaibatsu was founded in Liberty City (located in the United States of America]], the organization's name still implies strong ties to Japan.
  • Also in GTA 2, the host of Funami FM is a Japanese woman named Teriyaki-chan.
  • The place Funabashi in GTA 2 is in Chiba prefecture.

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