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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. "Trouble is my business." 調査報道記者・禅僧 @dailybeast

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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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Sep 21, 2017

RT @drpersuasion: To all my public diplomacy and global affairs students at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. #freespeech #values  https://twitter.com/csmonitor/status/910810666512109569 

Sep 21, 2017

RT @rachelmealey: The Japanese Government has invited Ivanka Trump to speak at an International Women's conference in Tokyo on November 3rd. She's coming!

Sep 21, 2017

RT @ouenhst: NHKニュース7が変われば、内閣支持率が現実に見合ったレベルに下がる。「政府に都合の悪い事実もちゃんと流せ」「政治部の岩田明子と小池英夫報道局長は辞めろ」と電話やメールを!→ https://goo.gl/jTJL0D  https://t.co/wl36lz2w9E

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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.