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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

half-vulcan, author of Tokyo Vice, investigative journalist, Light House board member, semi-paladin, @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.

The Grisly History of Japan’s “Black Widows”

thedailybeast.com — TOKYO, Japan-On November 19, the Kyoto Police arrested a wealthy 67-year-old widow on suspicion of poisoning her 75-year-old husband with cyanide-and investigators suspect she may have murdered five other former partners. Thursday morning, while raiding her second home, the police discovered empty medicine capsules they believe she may have used in the alleged crime.

This May Be the Most Dangerous - and Most Costly - Photo In Japan

news.vice.com — Hidetoshi Tanaka (left) with Shinobu Tsukasa, the head of the Yamaguchi-gumi, in 2005 The above picture may be worth more than $1 billion in Japan. At the very least, it's worth a severe beating by gangsters armed with baseball bats.

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campl.us — This weekend: picked up a Ferrari, got married, learned new sex position: Rolls-Royce. Went to shrine. Knotfest

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Camera+ ~ photo by jakeadelstein

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Amazon.com: People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo--and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up (9780374230593): Richard Lloyd Parry: Books

amazon.com — Amazon.com: People Who Eat Darkness: The True Story of a Young Woman Who Vanished from the Streets of Tokyo--and the Evil That Swallowed Her Up (9780374230593): Richard Lloyd Parry: Books

And 17 Other Important Things to Remember

goodreads.com — Never Smile at a Monkey: And 17 Other Important Things to Remember by Steve Jenkins is on Jake's read shelf. Jake gave this book 4 stars

Beijing’s ‘Star Trek’ APEC Summit

thedailybeast.com — TOKYO-Imagine if you will, that this year's APEC summit was set in the Star Trek Universe and China was the belligerent Klingon Empire; it's not hard if you try. And things aren't going so well for the United Federation of Planets.
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Nov 20, 2014

RT @JennLi123: It isn't just Julien. @RSDTyler has admitted to rape, RSD Alex made a student assault a trans person, and Jeffy has a rape van. #takedownrsd

Nov 20, 2014

@BuzzFeedBen @vicenews Thank you. I fully expect the current crazily corrupt Abe administration to bury the story. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/…

Nov 20, 2014

Thank u! Japan has a public face & a dark underside where neo-nazis, yakuza associates & fanatics rule. thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… @brianeha

Nov 20, 2014

Goodnight Tokyo. By 10pm I plan to be in sleep land, dreaming of pleasant things and hope I wake up with a temperature under 39 Celsius お休み

Nov 20, 2014

日系の女性が「世界で一番嫌われたナンパ師」への反対運動の解説記事を@japansubculture に寄稿した。読む価値がある。Stop Julien Blanc (日本語版)日本女性へ暴力的行為を呼びかけるナンパ伝道師らを止めよう japansubculture.com/julienblanc-ja…

Nov 20, 2014

@nagaijin I fully support his right to come to Japan. Where he stands a decent chance of being arrested japansubculture.com/the-difference…

Nov 20, 2014

RT @nagaijin: @jakeadelstein - the pick up artist's right to come to Britain is presently being hotly debated on BBC Radio 2.



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