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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.

‘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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Yakuza do what Abe Cabinet pick can't

japantimes.co.jp — In most countries, police officers and criminals are supposed to be on opposite sides of the law, especially the higher up the chain of command you go, but Prime Minister Shinzo Abe doesn't appear to think this is necessary.

Jake Adelstein - The Wire

thewire.com — What matters now

Japan’s Whacky National Police Commissioner Says She Wants To Make Divorce Illegal…and scrap the democratic constitution (among other things)

jakeadelstein.wordpress.com — Recently appointed head of Japan's Public Safety Commission, Eriko Yamatani 山谷えり子, who oversees all of Japan's police forces, may be inappropriate to deal with Japan's domestic violence issues---among other things. She has been in the news recently for her alleged ties to the Zaitokukai, a hate speech group that the UN, the United States, and even Japan's National...

For Top Pols in Japan Crime Doesn’t Pay, But Hate Crime Does

thedailybeast.com — TOKYO, Japan - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be speaking to the United Nations this Friday, but he may not be very welcome. In late July, the United Nations' Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination urged Japan to crack down on the growing cases of "hate speech" targeting foreign residents.

The Case of the Yakking Yakuza

thedailybeast.com — TOKYO, Japan - In Southern Japan, where violent gang wars continue for years, everyone has a long memory and forgiveness is rarely given. But sometimes justice is served. This week the Japanese National Police Agency used evidence from a cold case dating back 16 years to arrest the heads of Japan's "most violent" yakuza group-the Kudo-kai-on charges of homicide.

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Oct 25, 2014

Time for bed. I'm going to pray to Morpheus for 8 hours of dreamless, no flash-back sleep. That would be awesome.

Oct 25, 2014

RT @sabzbrach: First Norway, now Japan? RT @jakeadelstein: The Tokyo butter shortage is real. Better hoard a cheap $14 box of it. instagram.com/p/uk9hqSDuiw/

Oct 25, 2014

A brief history of white dudes wowing people with Mandarin wapo.st/1z1l0tc via @washingtonpost

Oct 25, 2014

RT @captaintr0l0l0: I love how Seattle protests things. Yo, we all agree with you. Now go fix the roads or something.

Oct 25, 2014

Wait some bastard took all the butter. I swear it wasn't me. (DM me for the black market price) instagram.com/p/uk9vaTjujF/

Oct 25, 2014

Holy Buddha! The Tokyo butter shortage is real. Better hoard a cheap $14 box of it. instagram.com/p/uk9hqSDuiw/

Oct 25, 2014

RT @puttonyos5: 悲しいことに確かに言えてる…特定秘密保護法と組み合わせるとディストピアな感じ ‘Whip it!’ Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s Cabinet Of Horrors thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/… @jakeadelsteinさんから

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