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Jake Adelstein

Usually Tokyo
Freelance Investigative Journalist and Contributor — Freelance, Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, Vice
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, Zen Buddhist Priest, Paladin. Social Justice Ninja #SJN "Trouble is my business." 調査報道記者・禅僧 @dailybeast

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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 — 20,737 followers, 83,411 tweets

Nov 19, 2017

RT @KarenAttiah: Yes to this. If we only use “big man” politics to talk about Africa, and not Trump, then we are doing it wrong.  https://twitter.com/siddhmi/status/932314605128486916 

Nov 19, 2017

RT @ninatypewriter: @jakeadelstein @vanisaxenaa United Nations for World Toilet Day. Don't know who created Men's Day.

Nov 19, 2017

We lose the Cold War, because we didn't realise Russians hadn't stopped. They've made us weak, divided amongst ourselves, tapped into our worst fears in doing it. We've been punked by Putin. Time to reheat the cold war. We'll need a few GOP members for (metaphorical) bonfire.

Nov 19, 2017

Most traitors act out of ideology but with the Prump bunch it arises with greed, is compounded with the belief that winning is the only good and that to go to jail for vile crimes seems like a bad idea. Paul Ryan's boner for Ayn Rand is another problem altogther.

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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.