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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.
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.
Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan
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 resite 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.
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Adelstein's Tokyo is a veritable Gomorrah where nearly every act of intimacy is legally bought and sold. 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.
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. 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.
A yakuza offered him half a million dollars not to tell it. He wrote this book instead. The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan "Anyone interested in tattooed yakuza, 'soapland' brothels, and the various other aspects of Japan's lurid underbelly is guaranteed to be electrified by Tokyo Vice. Why is a manual on the perfect way to commit suicide a Japanese bestseller?
Who goes to sexual harassment clinics?
What's it like to spend a night in a male hostess bar? Tokyo Vice reveals all this and more. It's a story of lust and profit; a chronicle of fear and determination; most of all, a modern bildungsroman that simultaneously illuminates the soul of its narrator and that of modern Japan through the underside of Tokyo, the world's most fascinating city.
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.
Days and Nights with Japan's Next Generation "Jake Adelstein writes in the classic hard-boiled Dashiell Hammett manner—complete with stubbed out cigarettes and a shot of whiskey shared with his cop informant—but this is not San Francisco or New York, it's Tokyo, and it's not fiction.
Those who live and work in Japan will recognize reality on every page.
It's at times a harsh and ugly reality, but depicted humorously with whimsical details of Japan's twilight world that we only dreamt of. A guaranteed page-turner.
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Tales from the Dark Side of Japan. From to he was the chief investigator for a U. State Department-sponsored study of human trafficking in Japan.
Considered one of the foremost experts on organized crime in Japan, he works as a writer and consultant in Japan and the United States.
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Add to Wishlist Add to Wishlist. 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:State Department-sponsored study of human trafficking in Japan.
I had thoughts that he saw himself in terms of a noir movie as he brushed shoulders with evil men and tried to save not one damsel in distress, but literally hundreds who all needed a champion. How many copies would you like to download?
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