The Sakamaki clan are one of the two clans to emerge from the members of the Fallen Lotus crime syndicate, the criminal organization that worked directly for the ruling Yukimura clan (the other being the Komura). With the death of Toki Yukimura they are no longer bound to the Yukimura clan and although they have broken their secretive allegiance to the Yukimuras, they remain faithful and loyal to the Yukimura clan. The Sakamaki clan more than anything else want to be recognized as an official clan when the Miburo civil war is over and currently are currying favor with the Yukimura’s to do so.
The Sakamaki leadership see’s the removal of the Komura clan as their greatest opportunity to prove their loyalty and usefulness to the Yukimura’s and much of their resources are allocated as such. Because of their fervent loyalty to the Yukimura’s, the Sakamaki’s are at war with all the same enemies of the Yukimura’s (most notably the Senada and Mushigawa clans).