Tokyo Vice

Author: Jake Adelstein

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849016224

Category: True Crime

Page: 400

View: 6459


A riveting true-life tale of newspaper noir and Japanese organised crime from an American investigative journalist. Soon to be a Max Original Series on HBO Max ---------- 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. From the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police press club: a unique, first-hand, 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. Working eighty-hour weeks for twelve years, 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. With its visceral descriptions and detailed exploration of the modern-day yakuza, Tokyo Vice is a deeply thought-provoking book: equal parts cultural exposé, true crime and hard-boiled noir. 'Expertly told and highly entertaining' GEORGE PELECANOS, writer and producer of The Wire 'Sacred, ferocious, and businesslike, Adelstein describes the Japanese mafia like nobody else' ROBERTO SAVIANO, author of Gomorrah 'Gripping and absorbing . . . A terrifying, deeply moral story that you cannot put down' MISHA GLENNY, author of McMafia

Summary of Jake Adelstein's Tokyo Vice

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669386406

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 3952


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I had come with backup, a low-ranking cop formerly assigned to the Anti–Organized Crime Task Force in Saitama Prefecture. Chiaki Sekiguchi. He was a little taller than I, almost as dark, thickset with deep-set eyes and a 1950s Elvis haircut. He was mistaken for a yakuza a lot. #2 I was ready to leave my job, but not like this. I had only enough information to have gotten me into this unpleasant face-off with Goto. I didn’t have all the facts yet, but I couldn’t let them know that. #3 The enforcer tried to scare me into leaving the newspaper, but instead I decided to stay and find out what Goto was afraid of. I had to wait a year or two, but I was able to return to doing what I loved.

Tokyo Vice

Author: Jake Adelstein

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307378942

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 9653


A riveting true-life tale of newspaper noir and Japanese organized crime from an American investigative journalist who "pulls the curtain back on ... [an] element of Japanese society that few Westerners ever see" (San Francisco Examiner). Now a Max Original Series on HBO Max Jake Adelstein is the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club, where for twelve years he covered the dark side of Japan: extortion, murder, human trafficking, fiscal corruption, and of course, the yakuza. But when his final scoop exposed a scandal that reverberated all the way from the neon soaked streets of Tokyo to the polished Halls of the FBI and resulted in a death threat for him and his family, Adelstein decided to step down. Then, he fought back. In Tokyo Vice he delivers an unprecedented look at Japanese culture and searing memoir about his rise from cub reporter to seasoned journalist with a price on his head.

Insight Guides: Tokyo City Guide

Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 1780057008

Category: Travel

Page: 518

View: 7259


Tokyo is one of the most fastest-paced cities in Asia. Keep up to speed with City Guide Tokyo - a comprehensive guide to getting the most out of this extraordinary city. Experience the mega-wattage of neon lights in Shibuya, take a soothing dip at Odaiba's Oedo Onsen and marvel at the resplendent Senso-ji temple with a guide that explores all these sights and more using detailed, narrative text, easy-to-use maps and stunning full-colour photography. City Guide Tokyo fully explores the history, people and culture of the city, so you can discover everything you need to know to appreciate kabuki theatre, learn the difference between sushi and sashimi and delve into the world of manga and anime. In-depth chapters cover all of Tokyo's wards and suggest excursions to surrounding regions; fashionistas should head for stylish Harajuku, night owls can make a beeline for bustling Roppongi, history and architecture buffs will adore the Old Tokyo of Asakusa, whilst those seeking fresh air and gorgeous scenery will want to explore Mount Fuji. The Best Of section helps you to prioritise what to see and the Travel Tips offer selective listings of where to stay and eat out, plus essential advice on what you need to know before you go and how to get around the city once you are there.

The Rough Guide to Tokyo

Author: Martin Zatko

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241011574

Category: Travel

Page: 429

View: 3019


The new-look Rough Guide to Tokyo - now in full colour throughout - is the ultimate travel companion to Japan's jaw-dropping capital. Augmented by stunning photography and full listings sections, colour-coded maps provide the key to this hectic, sometimes indecipherable city. You'll find detailed practical advice on what to see and do in Tokyo, from ancient temples and the Imperial Palace to the searing neon lights of Shibuya and Shinjuku. Whatever your budget, the best places to sleep, eat, drink and shop are all covered, with best-of boxes picking out the highlights you won't want to miss - before long you could be eating the world's finest sushi, drinking sake in a local izakaya, watching a sumo or robot battle, or sleeping in one of the city's famed capsule hotels. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Tokyo. Now available in ePub format.