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.
Oct 01, 2014

Will the most recent "unforeseen" volcanic eruption will help get Japan's nuclear reactors back up. Volcanos & plutonium go great together

Oct 01, 2014

On a short trip to New York. I'm flying ANA though, so I feel like I'm still in Japan.

Oct 01, 2014

RT @tenminuteshate: @zaichishka @jakeadelstein @zaichishka @jakeadelstein Funny, I was thinking of Vespa in Casino Royale, who is also FOREIGN and a bit SHADY.

Sep 30, 2014

@T0Y0104 @aritayoshifu 相撲とヤクザの野球賭博で介入した疑惑の国家公安委員長ですか?

Sep 30, 2014

警察庁の「外国人犯罪の増加論」、その実体がないにもかかわらず、スケープゴートとして政治利用されています。毎回同じ虚偽のチャートを持ち出す人種差別主義者、これを熟読してください。多少、分析力は求められるので、我慢強く勉強してくださいね cis.ier.hit-u.ac.jp/Common/pdf/dp/…

Sep 30, 2014

@SarahJReports @ClusterParadose A little bit but what really interests me is the racist/hate group ties to the yakuza and the government.

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