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Jake Adelstein

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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 (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 — 19,426 followers, 76,003 tweets

Apr 25, 2017

Lonely Japan. In 2000, roughly 50% of men and women had a lover. By 2015, 1 in 4. 75% of the population is alone😿👇 https://t.co/H5EMvZ4pQS

Apr 25, 2017

RT @fccjapan: 記者会見のお知らせ: 4月26日(水)12:00-14:00(ランチョン) ニコラス・ベネシュ、会社役員育成機構(BDTI)、代表理事 郷原信郎、弁護士 「東芝問題と日本の企業文化」

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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.