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.
Aug 21, 2014

@PaulineM_ I'm the last one to know these things but I'm told early next year. On the movie making totem pole, the writer is on the bottom

Aug 21, 2014

In Japan, not only do I get the high nose comment, with my pointed left ear, I get compared to a 天狗 (Tengu) I'm a goblin @louchi7 @YouTube

Aug 21, 2014

12 Things Half Japanese (mixed Asian) People Get All the Time | Hapa Hour: youtu.be/oqkUHhovA9s via @YouTube

Aug 21, 2014

MPO. Multiple Personality Order (not 'disorder). This is a great thing to have. Teamwork is so much better for achieving our goals.

Aug 21, 2014

Kyoto court dismisses Yahoo! defamation lawsuit. In Japan, your misdeeds can't be ungoogled. japansubculture.com/kyoto-court-di…

Aug 21, 2014

This is an amazing book of Japanese fairy tales, myths, and stories. Beautiful translation. amazon.com/gp/product/037… @tuggletv

Aug 21, 2014

Ferguson Library Becomes Refuge for Adults and Children Amid Strife - ABC News abcn.ws/1nfPjCA via @ABC

Aug 21, 2014

@Blubdha Yep, Blue Buddha---she's not very nice. And quite demanding

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