As an American journalist in Japan, Jake Adelstein uncovered a Excerpt: ‘ Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan’. is a colleague’s review of a new book on the subject, “Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan”, by Jake Adelstein. Tokyo Vice is the story of Jake Adelstein, the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police press club: a unique .

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Once you appreciate that this is a to protect sources b doesn’t change the ultimate facts c makes for a better story and d is probably what other Japanese authors are doing Looking for More Great Reads? What are things like for you now? Celebrities frequented her club and she was pretty tight lipped about all that.

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I don’t think those things hard living and altruism are inherently contradictory, but in this book the claims toward both mostly serve the cause of making Jake Adelstein seem like an awesome bilingual pulp novel journo stud come to life. Quotes from Tokyo Vice: The only reason I can imagine was that someone cut me some slack for missing the back page of the Japanese-language test.

The first was a test of the Japanese language; the adelstsin was foreign languages, where you had a choice of several; the third was a written essay; and the fourth was your chance to sell yourself as a potential employee. Because Adelstein’s braggart tendencies make him come across as an unreliable narrator. My view of these guys is consistent with what my Japanese friends tell me how they know them.


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Oct 05, Pages Buy. But one day, the frustration of living in limbo became strong enough to shove me out the door and into a bad horror flick at a Kabukicho movie theater. She is married with kids and made a fresh start in her life.

Sabine, thank you very much writing in. This was not a place for adrenaline junkies or foreigners. Eventually, other journalists in the States due some heavy lifting, and the story is published. Apr 23, Michael Pronko rated it really liked it. I have just finished your book in French sorry for my bad english, maybe is as your Japanese when you are beginner: Nov 16, Dr.

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Take care of yourself. I don’t know why the fates had been so kind, but I thought I should cover all the bases. If you read to the end, there is somewhat of an answer.

I think in Japan, I learned how important it is to keep your word, to never forget your debts—and not just the financial ones—and to make repayment in due course. Oct 13, Pages. I just finished reading your book. And I was glad I did. It’s not perfect but it’s probably the best book I will ever write and I’m happy with that. I think this time of the year is when I recall the people in the book the most. He was very modest and polite even though I was being a bit of a baka yaro.

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But, there it was, lingering in the back of my head. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Thank you for sharing your stories…. Total immersion into an Asian culture and well-written enough to serve as an introduction to outsiders. And I know Toko do it too, all though I strive to be as professional or polite arelstein possible.


For the people involved and for myself as well. Ao ler o seu livro, aprendi muito sobre os yakuzas, Saitama, Kabukicho e Roppongi.

Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. I find many things I like in Japanese society but it has a dark side that is labyrinth and frightening. But the depth of your experiences and the moving accounts of the characters in your life made a great read even better. Rachel, Thank you very much.

I just write under a pen name. I tell my wife that she will jxke understand me after reading your book. I wish you all the best. But there’s some real honesty here — about himself, as well as about others – a lot of insight into the lunacy that is contemporary Japan – and, in the tokgo analysis, Jake’s a guy with balls — who took a lot of risks including risking his life to be, u 3.

Oh… in case of your curiosity this is the cover of the portuguese version of Tokyo Vice: I rolled the crystal ball–shaped mouse around and clicked on the stacks of cards laid out on the virtual table.

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