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Jake Adelstein
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otakumom rated it 8 years ago
I have mixed feelings about this book. It starts out as an irrelevant story about the author's journey into journalism in Japan as a foreigner and also about the relationship with the police. However, you already know the poop is going to hit the fan. It becomes riveting and I couldn't put the book...
nouveau rated it 8 years ago
Jake Adelstein is an American reporter who briefly ran a one-man crusade against the vice industry in Japan, with specific reference to human trafficking of Eastern European women into seedy Shinjuku, Tokyo. At the height of his work, he was briefly a special officer for the State Department, and I...
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Bettie's Books rated it 11 years ago
Nope!It's never a smart idea to get on the bad side of the Yamagushi-gumi, Japan's largest organized crime group. But when Jake Adelstein, a student from New Jersey, decides to join Japan's largest daily newspaper as a crime reporter, it isn't long before his investigations earn him some powerful en...
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Caleb J. Ross' booklikes rated it 11 years ago
This is how great Twitter can be: when I was just 20 pages into Tokyo Vice, I posted this update:Jake Adelstein's TOKYO VICE makes me want to be yakuzaHe responded the next day with:@calebjross It's supposed to have the opposite effect. :)Considering that this exchange was completely unanticipated, ...
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