Jake Adelstein on Muck Rack

Jake Adelstein

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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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 — 18,989 followers, 74,638 tweets

Jan 22, 2017

RT @egabbert: A few years ago I started regularly saying "I love you" to friends and I highly recommend it

Jan 22, 2017

RT @davidakaye: important thread. attacks on govt institutions may amt to intimidation & silencing. but they have a policy angle to…

Jan 22, 2017

There are times when being a gaijin are great. Because people sometimes forget you're there--like you're a deaf mute and you can just listen

Jan 22, 2017

It's not like I came to the airport to eavesdrop on two cops talking about their work. I just happened to sit down next to two of them.

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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.