THIS JUST IN, Sega states that in fact the real Yakuza didn't want non japs playing with girls in hosts clubs, and, concerned with their reputation, personally found many of the side quests to be too wussy to display to the westerners.
So did anyone notice the Yakuza 3 site that just went up doesn't have a link to the forums
so 1st 6 chapters and we have 16 cut side quests out of 123... that is a minimum of 13% (assuming no more cuts) cut from the side quests alone on top of the managing 3 hostesses, quiz game, mah jong, shogi and loser song. And various questionable translations/westernization issues.
I am willing to bet that the number of cut quests will grow.