E–pub Free Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan by Jake Adelstein

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Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan characters ✓ 108 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 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 Unfortunately we get a lot of anecdotes about his early days on the paper vaguely interesting cases told without any setup or suspense and updates about people he once knew The one interesting thing that happened to him namely that he got on the wrong side of a Yakuza boss and was forced to publish or literally perish was teased at the outset but not covered at all until the last 50 pages of the bookFor someone who writes for a living he seems to be sadly deficient in some of the basics Or maybe as a journalist he never learned how to sustain interest over a whole book s length

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Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan characters ✓ 108 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. It s hard to define this book under one category Does it have a substantiated plot or is it non fiction Autobiography or biographic Documentary or fictional It probably has a little bit of everything This is a human document that allows us to get a glimpse of the Japanese society I personally find the Japanese culture to be very intriguing so when I heard there was a book describing the Yakuza the Japanese mafia I knew I had to read it The book begins rather slowly and mostly focuses on Adelstein s adjustment to the unwritten rules of working as a criminal reporter for the most popular newspaper in Japan Along with his own personal story Adelstein reveals a few surprising facts about the Japanese society eg Japan s bestsellers lists point out that suicide is not only common in Japan but also considered popular and acceptable The attitude towards sexuality in Japan may also surprise you Trying to sell out this book as a thrust into the heart of Japanese Yakuza is wrong The part about the Yakuza does have substance but only toward the end of the book I think this book infiltrates the heart of entire Japan and even if the writing isn t brilliant those who have an interest in the Japanese culture would find this book as worth the read

Summary Æ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Jake Adelstein

Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan characters ✓ 108 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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    E–pub Free Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan by Jake Adelstein Read Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan Very mixed feelings about this one I never got over my distrust as Adelstein as a narrator a judgment mainly rooted in my own time spent in Japan and the incongruousness of the hardboiled poorly constructed and ego centered writing alongside claims of serious and altruistically motivated journalism I don't think those things hard living and altruism are inherently contradictory but in this book the claims toward both mo

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  • Hardcover
  • 335
  • Tokyo Vice An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan
  • Jake Adelstein
  • English
  • 19 February 2018
  • 9780307378798