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Topics Adelstein, Jake, Crime -- Japan, Crime and the press -- Japan, Reporters and reporting -- Japan. PublisherPantheon Books. A riveting true-life tale of newspaper noir and Japanese organized crime from an American investigative journalist. Jake Adelstein is the only American. Jake Adelstein is the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club, where Tokyo Vice. An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan. by Jake Adelstein. ebook.

Add to Cart About Tokyo Vice A riveting true-life tale of newspaper noir and Japanese organized crime from an American investigative journalist. Jake Adelstein is the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club, where for twelve years he covered the dark side of Japan: extortion, murder, human trafficking, fiscal corruption, and of course, the yakuza. But when his final scoop exposed a scandal that reverberated all the way from the neon soaked streets of Tokyo to the polished Halls of the FBI and resulted in a death threat for him and his family, Adelstein decided to step down. Then, he fought back. In Tokyo Vice he delivers an unprecedented look at Japanese culture and searing memoir about his rise from cub reporter to seasoned journalist with a price on his head. About Tokyo Vice A riveting true-life tale of newspaper noir and Japanese organized crime from an American investigative journalist. About Tokyo Vice From the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police press club: a unique, firsthand, revelatory look at Japanese culture from the underbelly up. At nineteen, Jake Adelstein went to Japan in search of peace and tranquility. What he got was a life of crime. For twelve years of eighty-hour workweeks, he covered the seedy side of Japan, where extortion, murder, human trafficking, and corruption are as familiar as ramen noodles and sake. In Tokyo Vice, Adelstein 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. With its vivid, visceral descriptions of crime in Japan and an exploration of the world of modern-day yakuza that even few Japanese ever see, Tokyo Vice is a fascination, and an education, from first to last.

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Johanna Skibsrud. Homo Deus. China Rich Girlfriend. Truly Madly Guilty. Liane Moriarty. Cibola Burn. The Whistler. The Power of Habit. In some of the freshest pages of the book, our unlikely hero tells us about his initiation into the seamy, tough-guy Japan beneath the public courtesies,. Adelstein builds his stories with as much surprise and grit as any Al Pacino or Mark Wahlberg movie, blurring the lines between the cops, the crooks and even the journalists.

Tokyo Vice is often so snappy and quotable that it sounds as if it were a treatment for a Scorsese movie set in Queens. Yet the facts beneath the noirish lines are assembled with what looks to be ferocious diligence and resourcefulness. 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. Astonishingly proves that no matter how weird and perverse Japan may seem in fiction, the real thing never fails to exceed our most violent expectations.

Stakes are raised in its third act as the yakuza exercise increasing pressure on Adelstein, but he pursues the story anyway. Its classic atmospherics rekindle memories of Walter Winchell and Eliot Ness. Definitely raises the bar. A classic piece of 20th century crime reporting. Pulls the curtain back on a sordid element of Japanese society that few Westerners ever see. With gallows humor and a hardboiled voice, Adelstein takes readers on a shadow journey through the Japanese underworld and examines the twisted relationships of journalists, cops, and gangsters.

Expertly told and highly entertaining. Adelstein chases two major stories that pull him into a vortex of destruction, threatening his friendships, his marriage and even his life. As he battles with profound issues concerning truth and trust, Tokyo Vice approaches a heart-pounding denouement. This is a terrifying, deeply moral story which you cannot put down, and Adelstein, if occasionally reckless, is an extremely courageous man.

A yakuza offered him half a million dollars not to tell it. He wrote this book instead. Why is a manual on the perfect way to commit suicide a Japanese bestseller? Who goes to sexual harassment clinics? Tokyo Vice reveals all this and more. 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.

Those who live and work in Japan will recognize reality on every page. A guaranteed page-turner. Tales from the Dark Side of Japan. In high school I had many problems with anger and self-control. I had been studying Zen Buddhism and karate, and I thought Japan would be the perfect place to reinvent myself.

When I got to Japan, I managed to find lodgings in a Soto Zen Buddhist temple where I lived for three years, attending zazen meditation at least once a week. How did you become a journalist for the most popular Japanese-language newspaper? The Yomiuri Shinbun runs a standardized test, open to all college students. Many Japanese firms hire young grads this way.

I spent an entire year eating instant ramen and studying. I managed to find the time to do it by quitting my job as an English teacher and working as a Swedish-massage therapist for three overworked Japanese women two days a week. It turned out to be a slightly sleazy gig, but it paid the bills. There was a point when I was ready to give up studying and the application process. Then, when I was in Kabukicho on June 22, , I asked a tarot fortune-telling machine for advice on my career path, and it said that with my overpowering morbid curiosity I was destined to become a journalist, a job at which I would flourish, and that fate would be on my side.

I took that as a good sign. I still have the printout. I did well enough on the initial exam to get to the interviews, and managed to stumble my way through that process and get hired. I think I was an experimental case that turned out reasonably well. Do you think people talked more openly to you because you were American?

I think Japan is actually more open than people give it credit for. However, to get the door open, you really need to become fluent in the spoken and written language. Astonishingly proves that no matter how weird and perverse Japan may seem in fiction, the real thing never fails to exceed our most violent expectations.

Stakes are raised in its third act as the yakuza exercise increasing pressure on Adelstein, but he pursues the story anyway. Its classic atmospherics rekindle memories of Walter Winchell and Eliot Ness. Definitely raises the bar. A classic piece of 20th century crime reporting. Pulls the curtain back on a sordid element of Japanese society that few Westerners ever see. In addition to his clash with [a] yakuza boss, Adelstein details the more notable cases from his year career at the Yomiuri , including "The Chichibu Snack-mama Murder Case" and "The Emperor of Loan Sharks.

Adelstein's Tokyo is a veritable Gomorrah where nearly every act of intimacy is legally bought and sold.

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Thanks to [Adelstein's] immersive reporting, readers suffer with him through the choice between personal safety and a chance to confront the evil inhabiting his city. Adelstein also examines the investigative reporter's tendency to withdraw into cynicism "when a reporter starts to cool down, it's very hard… ever to warm up again" but faithfully sidesteps that urge, producing a deeply thought-provoking book: With gallows humor and a hardboiled voice, Adelstein takes readers on a shadow journey through the Japanese underworld and examines the twisted relationships of journalists, cops, and gangsters.

Expertly told and highly entertaining. Very few foreigners ever come close to discovering what's really going on in Japan's closed society.

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Adelstein chases two major stories that pull him into a vortex of destruction, threatening his friendships, his marriage and even his life. As he battles with profound issues concerning truth and trust, Tokyo Vice approaches a heart-pounding denouement.

This is a terrifying, deeply moral story which you cannot put down, and Adelstein, if occasionally reckless, is an extremely courageous man. A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld "A tale of a gaijin who stumbled onto a story so important and so dangerous that it put his life at risk.

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