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Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan

Thanks for the kind words. A person he can give books to who will actually read them and discuss them with him. It was made of a thin fabric that breathed easily and had a nice matte black finish. Jske you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Must of had morphine in them One of my shipmates got busted selling heroin that we had bought jaake a trip to hong kong. I expected to be ambivalent about this book. This book would have benefited from a much heavier editing hand.

Do you think people talked more openly to you because you were American? Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I cant wait anymore!!! It took me almost three years to break the story about yakuza receiving liver transplants at UCLA on my own.

Take care of yourself. Let me know when you plan to visit Columbia again, if ever. In fact, first he has another trial over real estate fraud coming out of a case in which a broker working against Goto was savagely killed in the street.


Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. With gallows humor and a hardboiled voice, Adelstein takes readers on a shadow journey through the Japanese underworld and examines the twisted relationships of journalists, cops, and gangsters.

Thank you for sharing your stories…. Hi Jake, I have just finished your book in French sorry for my bad english, maybe is as your Japanese when you are beginner: Maybe you can get away with it because you’re a gaijin.

Her name is Rika. Your book gave me better understanding and I realize how much more is there to explore. 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.

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I heard good things about you from your teachers. Thanks for a wonderful book.

The paper’s stance, it seemed to me, was firmly on the side of the oppressed; it was fighting for justice. His new memoir about his experiences is called Tokyo Vice: I appreciate the kind words immensely. Not thinking it might make them feel uncomfortable. I pulled out my pencils, pulled in my chair, jae up straight, and got ready for round two.

Don’t have a Kindle? Tokyoo into the affairs of that foreign entertainment group is clearly dangerous, however, after reading the book, I am wondering if anyone is looking at their activities? Thanks for few days of great adventure with your book.

An easy read, but with depth and emotions, fears and sorrow worn on your sleeves. Hi Jake, I am currently wdelstein on my own through Japan and happened to snag your book while on the road. In a country where appearances count, I needed to look respectable.

I travel to Japan every month for the Polaris Project. And so I did. As odious as it may be, we have to sift through garbage, pound the pavement, and visit the scene of the crime. I have wanted to write an interracial story based there but I need the experience first of all. After a number of queries, one of them asked me the following question, with great seriousness.


Finding the right voice to write a book in is difficult. I just wanted to take my time and tell you how much I enjoyed your book. A foreigner who made it as a fluff-writer for a regional paper in Japan would be impressive enough, but Adelstein made it to the toughest beat — vice — of one of Japan’s premiere national newspapers, Yomiuri.

It turned out to be a slightly sleazy gig, but it paid the bills. I normally read fantasy novels but I grabbed your book on impulse and immediately came to this site upon getting to the last page.

I guess that was the right answer, because he chuckled and winked at me. I am curious if you know if the practice of nyotaimori still exists in Japan and how it is received and if it is still associated with yakuza and sex trafficking.

It was a true inspiration, and one hell of a trip. However, to get the door open, you really need to become fluent in the spoken and written language. His is one of the iake stories of an outsider making it in a highly insular world, like Lawrence of Arabia but instead of a dagger and pistol with sunglasses, clove cigarettes, and notepad.

Do the yakuza, in a sense, control Japan?