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Jake Adelstein

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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 — 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

電通は労基法違反の確信犯です。従業員を二回も過労自殺に追い込み、それを報道したマスコミの数社も二重勤務簿を強いて労基法違反状態にあります。「ワタミ」などの元ブラック企業の経営者が政治家になれる日本は労働者を馬鹿にしています。経団連系政府というかな?@44tenyawanya

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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.