Jake Adelstein on Muck Rack

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As seen in:  Daily Beast
Covers:  Japan, Sex Work, Crime, Buddhism, Organized Crime, Japanese Subculture, Yakuza, Injustice, Kit-Kats, Police, Corporate Malfeasance
Doesn't Cover: Akb48, The Beatles

seeker, author of Tokyo Vice, investigative journalist, Light House board member, semi-paladin, primate @japansubculture editor, @TheDailyBeast @Vicenews

Jake Adelstein's Biography

I was a reporter for the Yomiuri Shinbun, Japan’s largest newspaper, from 1993 to 2005. From 2006 to 2007 I was the chief investigator for a U.S. State Department-sponsored study of human trafficking in Japan. Considered an experts on organized crime in Japan, I work as a writer and consultant in Japan and the United States. I'm also a board member Washington, D.C. founded Polaris Project ...

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I had to determine if the yakuza in Yokohama were shaking down the foreign street merchants working in the area. They were.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, I have. I still have some whiteout in a drawer somewhere.
Sep 02, 2014

@miocoxon 夏も終わり、寒くなりましたね。サムい ^_^

Sep 02, 2014

RT @japansubculture: @meghara @MinamiFunakoshi And that is how the catapocalypse began. "You invited us. Meowwww"

Sep 02, 2014

RT @DougzInBoston: @jakeadelstein all these people excited and talking "innovation" about iphone's iwallet. Ugh, excited about 2003 Japanese tech?

Sep 02, 2014

I can measure my sleep deprivation levels by how tolerable I find Death Cab For Cutie. Right now they sound great.

Sep 02, 2014

RT @tbuddhaproverbs: "We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake." ~Francis Bacon, Sr.

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