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On the road with Tokyo Vice


Oct 16, 2009

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 party at Idlewild bookstore in Sushi and Vice.

To get in on the action, hit up one of Jake’s appearances on the Tokyo Vice Book Tour.

Not only limited to leaking too much information at parties with expensive alcohol, Jake recently made an appearance on WYNC’s The Brian Lehrer Show.

Jake Adelstein on air

Jake Adelstein, former reporter for the Yomiuri Shinbun, Japan’s largest newspaper, and author of Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan, discusses his new book. He tells Brian Lehrer why in Japan, the cops are friendly, the Yakuza (Japanese Mafia) are cool and sometimes a massage is more than a massage.

Jake Adelstein talks to Brian Lehrer

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