PDF/EPUB Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan

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CHARACTERS » Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan Jake Adelstein Ë 0 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan From the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police press club a uniue firsthand revelatory look at Japanese culture from the underbelly up At nineteen Jake Adelstein went to Japan in search of peace and tranuility What he got was a life of crime crime reporting that is at the prestigious Yomiuri Shinbun For twelve years of eighty hour workweeks. Everything I ever learned that was important in my life I put in this book it s almost the totality of what I have learned about Japan and right and wrong and the grey areas in between Giving it four stars is probably a little like as they say in Japanese jiga jisan praising your own painting which is terribly immodest and not Japanese like at all but there you are It s not perfect but it s probably the best book I will ever write and I m happy with that I ve gotten some really nice letters from people who have read it and than that many have donated money to the Polaris Project which does valuable work in combating modern day slavery and providing assistance to victims both in the United States and Japan and elsewhere So I feel like I m atoning a little every time someone reads this And thats not a bad feeling It helps me sleep better at night Originally I gave this book five stars but I m deducting one for typos and to be Japanese I ll fix the typos before the paperback edition Overall this is the best I could do and if some feel it lacks self disclosure well some things are better left unsaid For the people involved and for myself as well I m hoping the paperback edition on October 5th are my final edits

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CHARACTERS » Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan Jake Adelstein Ë 0 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan 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 backIn Tokyo Vice Adelstein tells the riveting often humorous tale of. Jake Adelstein is a talented and hard working journalist who has written some enlightening and important articles about crime Yakuza enjou kosai and the darker side of Japan s sex industry I recently was made aware of his memoir Tokyo Vice and out of respect for his work thought I d give it a goUnfortunately Tokyo Vice is not an important or enlightening book Though it does contain some interesting bits and pieces about the Japanese metropolitan underworld the majority of the book is the arrogant and narcissistic ramblings of a doofus obsessed with his own phallusREAD All about what sexual position Jake enjoyed with which hostess GROAN When he begins a chapter with dismounting his girlfriend ROLL YOUR EYES As a Yakuza moll tells Jake that he and crime boss Tadamasa Goto may not be so different after all DISBELIEVE Because Adelstein s braggart tendencies make him come across as an unreliable narratorMy favorite part was how one chapter ended with Jake lamenting how society purposefully ignores the humanity of female sex workers seeing them as objects to be used and not caring when they are abused Then the next chapter begins with him deciding to bribe a cop with a lap dance Great job buddyJake Adelstein is a talented journalist He is also a total penis wrapped in a leather glove He reviewed his own book on Goodreads and gave it four stars He is a complete fartknocker

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CHARACTERS » Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan Jake Adelstein Ë 0 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan 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 las. After reading Tokyo Vice I had to take some time to digest it to let the incongruities of laws and bureaucracy in Japan try to somehow make sense to remind myself again and again that the world is an ugly ugly place behind the neon lights and the advertisements and the glare of a TV screen The impact that Tokyo Vice left upon me was as wide as an eclipse and as deep as a craterIf you are looking for characters to admire you ll only find a few between these covers Jake being one of them Don t mistake this for an attempt to boast his ego though Jake is painfully honest with the readers and with himself regarding his own faults He doesn t make excuses for his actions but presents them in a matter of fact way just as he would the facts of the crimes he reported If he seems to lack emotion it s because he has to If you had seen a sliver of the things he has seen you might never want to open your eyes againStill there was no lack of emotion within me as I read the book I found myself smiling frowning shaking my head in anger pumping my fist in victory and near tears than once This spectrum of emotion was confusing for me Should I be angry Is there anything I can do Why Again and again I wondered Why


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    CHARACTERS Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan READ ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Jake Adelstein Jake Adelstein Ë 0 CHARACTERS ”Either erase the story or we’ll erase you And maybe your family But we’ll do them first so you learn your lesson before you die”Jake Adelstein went to Japan at the tender age of nineteen One beautiful thing about being ninete

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    READ ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ë Jake Adelstein Jake Adelstein Ë 0 CHARACTERS PDF/EPUB Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan Jake Adelstein's recounts his time on the biggest Japanese Newspaper Yomiuri Shinbun This book promises yakuza coverups prostitution andvice However Adelstein breaks the cardinal rule your subject is interesting not your experiences of them No one wants to read about a journalist's experience they just want to read about the story Unfortunate

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    PDF/EPUB Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan After reading Tokyo Vice I had to take some time to digest it to let the incongruities of laws and bureaucracy in Japan try to somehow make sense to remind myself again and again that the world is an ugly ugly place behind the neon l

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    PDF/EPUB Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan CHARACTERS Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan Jake Adelstein is some kind of guy This story is as much about him as it is about the sex industry in Tokyo I mean really what kind of guy would have the hutzpah to study Japanese and then apply to be a newspaper journalist at the most prestigious newspaper in Japan? He downplays but admits to crushing difficulties at least difficulties that would crush most of us But perhaps you've met his kind bold bright talkative confident c

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  • Hardcover
  • 335
  • Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan
  • Jake Adelstein
  • English
  • 21 February 2020
  • 9780307378798