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Jake Adelstein

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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

investigative journalist (調査報道記者)writer @ Daily Beast, Japan Times, 財界展望など. 毒舌家。Lighthouse supporter. 禅仏教・合気道・永春拳・任侠道が趣味@TheDailyBeast @Vicenews @japankenkyu

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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...

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@jakeadelstein — 19,146 followers, 75,038 tweets

Feb 24, 2017

Bernie: You're nothing but a common racist! Bannon: I am an EXCEPTIONAL racist, sir. And now I'm moving up to the presidency. #Diehard2017

Feb 24, 2017

"You're nothing but a common racist!" Cannon: "I am an EXCEPTIONAL racist. And now I'm the de facto President, be more polite." @ezraklein

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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.