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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. Gluten Free Since 1969. 調査報道記者・禅僧・生き菩薩(苦笑)元😎毒舌家 @dailybeast など

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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 — 19,584 followers, 77,334 tweets

May 28, 2017

Conquer the angry by loving-kindness; conquer the wicked by goodness; conquer the stingy by generosity, and the liar by speaking the truth. https://t.co/2PmnR6oihy

May 28, 2017

@alanaevansxxx People lie often and about everything and lie about lying about it. It's vexing when they are harmful lies told by people you've helped.

May 28, 2017

RT @SamejimaH: 官房長官は「特定秘密保護法の成立時、自由がなくなると言われた。2年経って何も変わらない」と言う。そんなことはない。首相は国家権力を私物化し、官僚は忖度・嘘・隠蔽を重ね、マスコミは黙認どころか加担している。共謀罪で自由は風前の灯火だ。 http://www.asahi.com/articles/DA3S12960036.html 

May 28, 2017

RT @modelburnbook: Anyone of any age can tell me they're having a baby and my first reaction is "I'm sorry you've ruined your life."

May 28, 2017

Ray explaining the middle school black market for fidget spinners. Budding investigative journalist #middleschoolhttps://t.co/KSqejhqIzK https://t.co/zUAjSwmRzl

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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.