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Wearable Technology Tells How Your Pets Feel

By Julianne Chiaet They say dogs are a man’s best friend, but how does your pet really feel about you? Japanese company Anicall developed a wearable device that they claim can…

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…

Tokyo Vice: Interview with Jake Adelstein

The thing about the worst of the yakuza—and they're not all evil—is that you can't worry only about your own physical safety. There's a chance that your friends or loved…

Combatting human trafficking: 1st Winner of Michiel Brandt Memorial Prize Announced

The award is given in honor of the late Michiel Brandt, a former MIIS student from Japan who died of leukemia while preparing for a career in combatting human trafficking,…

Daily Prophet Flash: DanRad gets Press Pass for Tokyo Vice; The Last Yakuza to be published in 2014

Daniel Radcliffe is set to star in TOKYO VICE. Veteran music video and commercial director Anthony Mandler will direct, based on a script by acclaimed playwright JT Rogers. Le Grisbi…

Tokyo Vice featured in South China Post Sunday Book Section

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…