"The Hiraoka Curse" is the ninth chapter in “The Blacklist: Conspiracy”.
Reddington alerts the FBI to a murder of one of his smuggling associates in Japan. Reddington tells the FBI that since 1527, there has been a legend that the smuggler's family has been under a curse where male members of the family die before they are 50.
- This is the first case to not be named after a criminal.
- On the Blacklist: Conspiracy Facebook page, the video for this case had the title as "The Emperor".