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 — 19,249 followers, 75,487 tweets

Mar 25, 2017

RT @karenkho: if anyone has tips on business journalism jobs or how to finish a 8,000-word investigative feature in two weeks, please send…

Mar 25, 2017

RT @SamejimaH: よもや安倍首相が「パン屋」を「和菓子屋」に変えろと指示したことはあるまい。官僚機構の隅々まで忖度行政が行き渡ったという話だ。違法行為はどこにもない。だからこそ抑制がきかない。忖度行政が合法的に表現の自由を抑圧する恐ろしい事案だ。  http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASK3P7KX3K3PULZU00T.html 

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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.