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Thank You For The Kind Letters About TOKYO VICE (from Jake)

I’ve been heartened by a huge number of letters I’ve received in the last three weeks from people who read the book and were moved by it, inspired by it,…

TOKYO VICE Reviewed In Japanese — Bloombergが東京ヴァイス (東京の性悪・米国人事件記者の警察回り体験記)を日本語で書評

Rocky Swift, a journalist at Bloomberg Tokyo, has posted a review of Tokyo Vice in both Japanese and English: 【書評】米国人元新聞記者がえぐり出す日本の闇社会 元読売新聞記者のジェイク・アデルスタイン氏の近著「トーキョー・バイス」は、居直ったヤクザから始末するぞと静かな脅しを掛かけられた著者が、たばこの煙をもくもくと上げながら取材戦略を練るシーンで始まる。 同書はアデルスタイン氏が警視庁記者クラブメンバーで唯一の米国人記者として連続殺人事件などを追いかけた12年間の取材の追想録で、ヤクザの中でも特に暴力的な勢力をかぎまわって窮地に陥るに至った経緯が描かれている。 「トーキョー・バイス」 に収められたのは、後藤忠正氏という病んだヤクザのボスと手下の3人がどうやって米当局のお膳立てで米国での肝臓移植手術にこぎつけたかを探ったアデルス タイン氏の調査報道の記録。今回の出版は結果的に、アデルスタイン氏の知名度を高め殺害を難しくしたため、この本は著者の救い主とも言える。 アデルスタイン氏は「ヤクザをムカつかせるようになる」前は上智大学の学生だった。ミズーリ州生まれの同氏はテレビ局や球団なども持つ日本の大手メディアの読売新聞の入社試験を気まぐれで受けたという。

NPR animates yakuza girlfriends, serial killers, and other exciting things

After Jake’s interview on NPR earlier this month, Thomas Dreisbach and other interns put their skills to work in editing a segment about Jake’s time covering the case of Gen…

2 Channel Devotes A Thread to Jake and Tokyo Vice

In one of the mind baffling things to happen of late, the popular Japanese internet BBS and forum, 2 channel, devoted a thread to me and the book. I suppose…

Read Page 99 of TOKYO VICE and know all!

The Page 99 Test is a blog that gives readers a peek at the 99th page of a book because it apparently holds the secret to some unlimited wealth of…

The Japan Times Reviews TOKYO VICE "classic newsprint noir"

Mark Schreiber, long time chronicler of Japan’s seamy side, weighs in on the book.  Shrieber has authored several books about crime in Japan and has been a denizen of  Kabukicho,…

On the road with Tokyo Vice

Jake Adelstein is currently traversing across the U.S. on a tour promoting Tokyo Vice. The New Yorker’s Book Bench gave two thumbs (and ten fingers) up to the book’s launch…

Review by Roland Kelts

Writer, good buddy and author of Japanamerica: How Japanese Pop Culture Has Invaded the U.S., Roland Kelts, has posted a great review of Tokyo Vice. Check out his blog for…

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Getting up close with Jake

Reuters’ Isabel Reynolds gets up close and personal with Jake Adelstein about the sotry behind Tokyo Vice. In his English-language memoir, “Tokyo Vice,” which will be published in the United…