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If you love Japan, make it better. Our mission statement 2019

I love Japan and many Japanese people are hard-working, honest, and polite. That doesn't mean the society doesn't have problems, such as child poverty, gender inequality, discrimination against: the handicapped,…

Write Hard To Live Free: Happy Year Of The (Watch)Dog! 番犬報道の年ですよ!謹賀新年

That doesn’t mean the society doesn’t have problems, such as child poverty, gender inequality and discrimination against: the handicapped, women, foreigners, especially Korean Japanese. Japan has a pestilent well-entrenched mob.…

The Yakuza That Stole Halloween: They tricked cops, rival gangs, the media & treated the kids.

It was a grisly grim and horrific Halloween in Japan but it wasn’t all bad news–there was a yakuza Halloween, after all. After the Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan's largest organized crime group…

性犯罪被害に遭って警察に相談した結果? How do police handle sexual assault cases in Japan?

性犯罪の被害調査①警察の性犯罪被害者への対応. 拡散宜しくお願いします。#詩織 #私も質問:性犯罪被害に遭って警察に相談した結果は — Jake Adelstein/中本哲史 (@jakeadelstein) October 29, 2017

Aliens Versus Yakuza: 宇宙人対極道: A Masterpiece Of Bad Genre Films

I wouldn't want to spoil the rest of the film for our readers but it does solve the ancient question: in a battle between an alien and a yakuza, who…

Yakuza University: It’s a hard knock education

 Le monde criminel possède souvent son propre langage et ses propres expressions. Les yakuza ne font pas exception à la règle. Par exemple, plutôt que de dire « aller en…

Updated: The Gangster That Became A Buddhist Priest. Bye Bye Goto! May your karma find you wherever you are.

憚りながら懲りないし、懺悔しない邪悪な人間もいる。 Some people never repent. 12/9/2015 Action Targets Yakuza’s Global Criminal Operations WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today designated Tadamasa Goto, an…

Pedophiles, JK, AKB48 and Trolls

It's condescending and sexist attitudes like yours that encourage women and girls to go into the JK Business in the first place, because they are lead to believe that they…

The JK Biz (日本語版)未成年の性的搾取(JKビジネス)と日本の異様な「カワイイ」

性は商品として売られることに日本人は男女を問わず寛容な傾向がある。大人が合意によって行っている前提であればそれは「寛容」と呼べるだろうが、未成年が対象となると全く別の話だ。また、「合意」の部分についても誤謬がないか。

I’m not the Jake Adelstein you’re looking for.

Jake shows me his phone, sharing a photo he claims is worth a billion dollars. It’s a yet to be released shot of a crime family boss with the president…