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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, 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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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 — 19,907 followers, 79,385 tweets

Jul 21, 2017

RT @SteveKopack: CNN Exclusive: Mueller asks WH staff to preserve all documents relating to June 2016 meeting @CNNPolitics  http://cnn.it/2uiz7vO 

Jul 21, 2017

RT @leahnanako: I wish I was one of those women who looked AMAZING when doing yoga but instead I look like a drunk snail. Namaste.

Jul 21, 2017

RT @fckisn: 90歳女性のウィットに富んだ政権批判の投書。センスが凄い。真似できない https://t.co/aEgpq6RQ3z

Jul 21, 2017

RT @neko_guruma01: "PM Abe has gone too far in making a fool of the opposition. He doesn't understand such behavior is tantamount to d…

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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.