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Tokyo Vice

An American Reporter On The Police Beat In Japan

By Jake Adelstein

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 . . . crime reporting, that is, at the prestigious Yomiuri Shinbun. 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. But when his final scoop brought him face to face with Japan’s most infamous yakuza boss—and the threat of death for him and his family—Adelstein decided to step down . . . momentarily. Then, he fought back.

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.

Format: Book
Author: Adelstein, Jake
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.
Title: Tokyo vice : an American reporter on the police beat in Japan / Jake Adelstein.
Publisher Date: New York : Pantheon Books, c2009.
Subject: Adelstein, Jake Crime -- Japan Crime and the press -- Japan. Reporters and reporting -- Japan
Isbn: 9780307378798 0307378799
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Call Number: 364.10952 Ade
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Format: Book
Author: Adelstein, Jake
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.
Title: Tokyo vice : an American reporter on the police beat in Japan / Jake Adelstein.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Pantheon Books, c2009.
Description: x, 335 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Adelstein, Jake
Subjects: Crime -- Japan
Subjects: Crime and the press -- Japan.
Subjects: Reporters and reporting -- Japan
LCCN: 2009023026
ISBN: 9780307378798
ISBN: 0307378799
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 364.10952 Ade