As an American journalist in Japan, Jake Adelstein uncovered a Excerpt: ‘ Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan’. is a colleague’s review of a new book on the subject, “Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan”, by Jake Adelstein. Tokyo Vice is the story of Jake Adelstein, the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police press club: a unique .

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In fact, it went by much too quickly! Jake’s fight for the rights of women trapped in Japanese human trafficking and sex slave schemes is an amazing bit of reporting. Eight is more like it. I thought the book would be more about the yakuza, but it was more about the the way Japanese society is organized and his relationships with the yakuza, the cops and fellow reporters.

However, the guys who rise to the top in the organization adwlstein probably do the same in a legitimate business as well. Oh… in case of your curiosity this is the cover of the portuguese version of Tokyo Vice: What do vie hope your American audience can learn from your book?

We will tell Jake and jke you for writing in. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? State Department-sponsored study of human trafficking in Japan. The Yomiuri also has its own minihospital on the third floor of its corporate headquarters, sleeping quarters on the fourth floor, a cafeteria, a pharmacy, a bookstore, and an in-house massage therapist. In that short stay I came to love Tokyo and its people.

Was there ever any record? An entertaining romp through underworld Tokyo, but there’s far too much focus on the author’s marital difficulties, adeldtein sexual adelsrein, and his struggles as a gajin reporter navigating Japanese protocol and culture.

Just finished the book. There was a smattering of women in the female equivalent of sober navy blue suits.

The last interview went very well. Thank you for your great book. The three rules each have a certain weight to them, the third rule always superseded the first for me.


I hope you write a follow-up book. Write a customer review. People used to say that the Yomiuri was the official organ of tkoyo LDP, the conservative Liberal Democratic Party, which has dominated Japanese politics since World War II; the Asahi was the official newspaper of the Socialists, who are almost invisible these days; and the Mainichi Shinbunadelstejn third largest, was the official newspaper of the anarchists, because the paper could never figure out whose side it was on.

It will probably get me in a world of trouble. Thank you for writing.

Did I say, wow? Unfortunately, we get a lot of anecdotes about his early days on the paper, vaguely interesting cases told without any setup or suspense, and updates abo Jake Adelstein’s recounts his time on the biggest Japanese Newspaper, Yomiuri Shinbun. He joins Terry Gross to talk about that work, his book and the organized-crime landscape in Japan.

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From the station, I followed the throngs of Japanese young people in navy blue suits and red ties, the classic “recruit look” of the day. English Choose a language for shopping. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. But suffice to say that this last relationship for me was the most controversial aspects of Adelstein’s tale.

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In Tokyo ViceAdelstein tells the riveting, often humorous tale of his journey from an inexperienced cub reporter—who made rookie mistakes like getting into a martial-arts battle with a senior editor—to a daring, investigative journalist with a price on his head. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. It turned out to be a slightly sleazy gig, but it paid the bills. Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it.

I am glad too see a fellow Missourian uncover such corrupt and shocking facts about what goes on over here, and what you have done has made a difference already, and hopefully change for the better will continue.

For even as he is getting slapped around by thugs and placed under police protection, Adelstein never loses his gift for crisp storytelling and an unexpectedly earnest eagerness to try to rescue the damned.


Most of this book actually deals with Adelstein’s life at the Yomiuri Shimbun, and the relationship between the press and the police in Japan.

Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan

Sometimes the things one reads, once read, cannot be unread. But when an arrest came down, it was always huge news, since it involved matters of national security. It would be nice to see Japan create some real shelters for adelstfin runaways rather than just driving them into the arms of the bad guys.

I had many flashbacks while reading the book, some good, some — not so much. I looked good in it. You, Helena, Alien Cop, Sekiguchi-san, etc. I just played like a psychiatrist and repeated parts of his last sentence, with vague comments, such as, “Well, that’s one way of looking at the problem. I get paid a hundred dollars a minute.

I arelstein, really, what kind of guy would have the hutzpah to study Japanese and then apply to be a newspaper journalist at the most prestigious newspaper in Japan? Thanks for a wonderful book. Please let me know if you would rather not be on my list.

Can you travel freely in Japan today? I remember that meeting very well. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Tokyo Vice: The book

And with that, Matsuzaka-san, one of the senior human resources people, who looked remarkably Jewish for a Japanese guy, slapped me on the back and said, “Congratulations. You exemplify the spirit of journalism, and having been a reporter who had a scoop now and then, I know the motivation and exhilaration big stories can bring. I loved this book for many reasons—its humor, its pathos, its insight, its honesty—and maybe most of all, for reminding me of how lucky I am to live here.

I found the end of the book, particularly the part about Helena, upsetting.