“Yubitsume (finger shortening) is a Japanese ritual to atone for offenses to another, a way to be punished or to show sincere apology and remorse to another, by means of amputating portions of one's own little finger”.
Hiroyuki Kimura is a pinky tip short these days.
He is the head of the Yakuza IT department and was in charge or their IT infrastructure upgrade.
Today, Hiroyuki voluntarily preformed the Yubitsume ritual for the botched IT upgrade that kept their organization offline for 2 days longer than promised.
Yubitsume started with the Samurai as it was believed you couldn’t firmly grip your sword tightly without the pinky finger.
In battle, this made one weak and requiring help from the top boss.
This ritual remains true for their IT team as their fingers are critical for typing and Hiroyuki’s typing will be weakened.
It’s difficult to hide your fingers when typing so all will know his disrespect.
He knows he will need help to continue his job. His typing speed has been effected.
He has been told the next disrespect and dishonor will result in Seppuku.
Hiroyuki know he has his stomach on the chopping block and cannot mess up again.
Platty’s Editor Note: I was going to commit Seppuku but I didn’t have the guts!