Jake Adelstein on Muck Rack

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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.

How is social media changing news?

It allows an individual journalist to crowd source and obtain help from people interested in the subject you're investigating or writing on.

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Tora-san, Japan’s most famous tramp, is a yakuza? テキ屋

japansubculture.com — Who doesn't know Tora-san from Shibamata? He's Japan's most famous tramp and the star of the world's longest-running movie series, as certified by the Guinness Book of Records. 男はつらいよ ( Otoko wa tsurai yo/It's tough to be a man) was supposed to be one single movie, released in 1969.

‘Whip it!’ Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s Cabinet Of Horrors

thedailybeast.com — TOKYO, Japan-What do neo-Nazis, racists, necromancers, historical revisionists, bad accountants, and S&M fans all have in common? They all seem to have been represented in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's cabinet.

Japanese Officials Expensed S&M Club

thedailybeast.com — Minister claims he wasn't there.

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Oct 30, 2014

"Loyalty is not accepting and shutting up about problems at your institution but recognizing them & fixing them."- Michael Woodford

Oct 30, 2014

I have gotten to know him over the years. He had a great love for the company and employees. Maybe the book doesn't show it @djhassle

Oct 30, 2014

@thomaspluck he's a great activist & writer who I admire. There may be copyright issues to the full interview because of where i worked then

Oct 30, 2014

Price Waterhouse Cooper's forensic report on Olympus accounting fraud was critical in determining that all was not kosher.

Oct 30, 2014

Imagine you're Woodford. You know 2 billion is unaccounted for at Olympus. Then you discover yakuza associated company J-Bridge is involved

Oct 30, 2014

Work at a company 30 years, rise to the top, oversee 40,000 people, & realize that 2 billion is gone. Seek it & you may destroy the company



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