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Tokyo vice : an American reporter on the police beat in Japan / Jake Adelstein.

By: Adelstein, Jake.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: x, 335 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780307378798; 0307378799.Subject(s): Adelstein, Jake | Crime -- Japan | Crime and the press -- Japan | Reporters and reporting -- JapanDDC classification: 364.10952
Contents:
Ten thousand cigarettes -- The morning sun. Fate will be on your side ; It's not about learning, it's about unlearning ; All right, punks, grab your notebooks ; Blackmail, a budding reporter's best friend ; It's the New Year, let's fight ; The perfect manual of suicide ; The Chichibu Snack-mama Murder Case ; Bury me in a shallow grave : when the Yakuza come calling ; The Saitama Dog Lover Serial Disappearances, part one : so you're asking me to trust you? ; The Saitama Dog Lover Serial Disappearances, part two : out of bed. Yakuza are worthless leeches -- The working day. Welcome to Kabukicho! ; My night as a host(ess) ; Whatever happened to Lucie Blackman? ; ATMS and jackhammers : a day in the life of a shakaibu reporter ; Evening flowers ; The emperor of loan sharks -- Dusk. The empire of human trafficking ; Ten thousand and one cigarettes ; Back on the beat ; Yakuza confessions ; Two poisons.
Summary: 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. For twelve years of eighty-hour workweeks, he covered the seedy side of Japan--extortion, murder, human trafficking, and corruption. Here, he tells the riveting, often humorous tale of his journey from an inexperienced cub reporter to a daring investigative journalist with a Yakuza price on his head. With its visceral descriptions of crime in Japan and an exploration of the world of modern-day Yakuza that even few Japanese ever see, this is a fascination, and an education.--From publisher description.
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Ten thousand cigarettes -- The morning sun. Fate will be on your side ; It's not about learning, it's about unlearning ; All right, punks, grab your notebooks ; Blackmail, a budding reporter's best friend ; It's the New Year, let's fight ; The perfect manual of suicide ; The Chichibu Snack-mama Murder Case ; Bury me in a shallow grave : when the Yakuza come calling ; The Saitama Dog Lover Serial Disappearances, part one : so you're asking me to trust you? ; The Saitama Dog Lover Serial Disappearances, part two : out of bed. Yakuza are worthless leeches -- The working day. Welcome to Kabukicho! ; My night as a host(ess) ; Whatever happened to Lucie Blackman? ; ATMS and jackhammers : a day in the life of a shakaibu reporter ; Evening flowers ; The emperor of loan sharks -- Dusk. The empire of human trafficking ; Ten thousand and one cigarettes ; Back on the beat ; Yakuza confessions ; Two poisons.

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. For twelve years of eighty-hour workweeks, he covered the seedy side of Japan--extortion, murder, human trafficking, and corruption. Here, he tells the riveting, often humorous tale of his journey from an inexperienced cub reporter to a daring investigative journalist with a Yakuza price on his head. With its visceral descriptions of crime in Japan and an exploration of the world of modern-day Yakuza that even few Japanese ever see, this is a fascination, and an education.--From publisher description.

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Jake Adelstein was a reporter for the Yomiuri Shinbun , Japan's largest newspaper, from 1993 to 2005. From 2006 to 2007 he was the chief investigator for a U.S. 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. He is also the public relations director for the Washington, D.C.-based Polaris Project Japan, which combats human trafficking and the exploitation of women and children in the sex trade.

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