Tokyo Vice

November 2nd, 2009

You may have recently seen Jake Adelstein on 60 Minutes, expounding as one of the worlds most knowledgeable voices on the Yakuza and the Japanese underworld.  In his new book Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japanhe pulls back the curtain on the most sordid elements of Japanese society.  Very few Americans have ever come close to discovering what really goes on in Japan's most closed society.  Adelstein's is a dark journey through the underworld of Tokyo vice and the Yakuza, as told by the only American journalist every to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police press club.  My conversation with Jake Adelstein:

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