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, mamma list, @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 Japan, which combats human ... Read Full Bio →

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.
Jul 24, 2014

@OneJoelFifty @moekofujii I'm posting a piece on AKB48 as an example of corporate malfeasance in Japan. AKB48とブラック企業 U might enjoy it

Jul 24, 2014

Thank you. It's hard to zing in 140 characters. :-) @BenjaminDooley

Jul 24, 2014

@MoveThrough In Japan, this would be "losing face" taken too literally.

Jul 24, 2014

RT @MoveThrough: I just said if the Caribbean band plays "I Believe the Children Are the Future" I will punch myself in the face. They just played it.

Jul 24, 2014

Dancing after midnight 3D images of a vagina Will get you arrested in Japan Allowing a nuclear meltdown due to negligence: no problem #Tepco

Jul 24, 2014

RT @Nictos: She (@6d745 ) had plastic surgery because she "thought her vagina was deformed" - not having others to use as reference (due to mosaic)

Jul 24, 2014

RT @moekofujii: "Individually, the members of AKB are not first-class": is this supposed to be praise, Mr. Aso? on.wsj.com/1lxMU5g

Jul 24, 2014

RT @thedailybeast: Take a lesson from Nellie Bly, modern journalists – she was a total badass thebea.st/1jW4PY4 pic.twitter.com/sJ0FKLZ4sC

Jul 24, 2014

RT @Nictos: She (@6d745 ) didn't actually send the 3D data to her supporters. Just a link to the file.



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