ICAS Event: Jake Adelstein Book Talk "TOKYO VICE - An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan"

Friday, March 5th, 2010
7:00 p.m. (Talk will start at 7:30 p.m.)
TUJ Azabu Hall 212 (Access)
Jake Adelstein
Open to general public.
You can purchase a bento and drinks at the convenience store next to the university.
RSVP is now closed

About Jake Adelstein

Jake Adelstein is the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club, and with Tokyo Vice we have his firsthand, revelatory look at Japanese culture from the underbelly up.

At nineteen, Jake went to Japan in search of peace and tranquility. But he quickly worked his way from student to crime reporter for the Yomiuri Shinbun. For twelve years of 80-hour work weeks, he covered the seedy side of Japan, where extortion, murder, human trafficking, and corruption are more prevalent than we would imagine, given that Japan is one of the safest countries in the world to live. When his final scoop brought him face to face with one of Japan’s most infamous yazuka bosses -and with it the threat of death for him and his family - Adelstein decided to step down from the newspaper. From 2006 to 2007, he was the chief investigator for a U.S. State Department-sponsored study of human trafficking in Japan. Considered one of the foremost experts on organized crime in Japan, he works as a writer and consultant in Japan and the U.S.

About ICAS
The Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies (ICAS) is an organization dedicated to fostering study and research on various topics related to contemporary Japan and Asia.

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