The stories Jake Adelstein wrote as a crime reporter for a Japanese newspaper have earned him and his family a death threat from one of the country’s most notorious and influential yakuza. Writing a book about crime and criminal culture in Japan is likely to have further enraged the Tokyo uderworld. Adelstein never planned it this way.
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The BBC’s International Radio Station did a story on Wednesday’s program on Jake Adelstein becoming an “accidentally intrepid” crime reporter.
The information on the July 16th Program can be found here.
Jake Adelstein was featured on The Media Report on June 5, 2008. The audio download and transcript are available from abc.net.au
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In Japan, prostitution isn’t just for professionals anymore. The quasi-legal sex industry in Japan is estimated to be a multi-billion dollar market and all signs indicate that it continues to grow. In an otherwise stagnant economy, despite the efforts of the local police to contain it, the fast-food restaurant inspired fellatio-for-sale coffee shops (pink salons), the home delivery service sexual massage operations, and the S & M clubs and their like show no signs of disappearing. Continue reading Prostitution isn't just for Professionals anymore! How to find a high-paying job in Japan's Sex Industry.