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 — 18,718 followers, 73,786 tweets

Dec 03, 2016

RT @monikabielskyte: Friends pushing the boundaries of fashion. Luxury is officially dead. Technical wear is the future. https://t.co/AOGT88MvfG

Dec 03, 2016

RT @W7VOA: He learned to dive at a pool which until 1940 allowed people of color to use it only on the day before it was drain…

Dec 03, 2016


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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.