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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 16, 2014

The Case of the Yakking Yakuza: 死人に口なし (Dead men have not mouths) but thugs do. thebea.st/1r1OfrE

Sep 16, 2014

Yakking Yakuza: Police reheat cold case to fry Japan’s most violent gang thebea.st/1uF4gUr pic.twitter.com/2JaMY7Z31s

Sep 16, 2014

NPA doesn't have the power to arrest criminals, it does coordinate investigations. Fukuoka Police did the arrests thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Sep 16, 2014

How the Japanese police heated up a 16 year old cold case to fry "the most violent yakuza" thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Sep 16, 2014

The Case of the Yakking Yakuza & Japan's most violent gang or why thugs should keep up on the law thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Sep 15, 2014

RT @TillmanTianna: “@UberFacts: A person who hides their pain behind a smile is called an “eccedentesiast.”” Me.



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