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ABC Conversations

A Yakuza history lesson and true crime exposé

Jake Adelstein
Sarah Kanowski
Friday 24 May 2024
Event Code: 66
Considered one of the foremost experts on organised crime in Japan, Jake Adelstein has been an investigative journalist there since 1993, reporting in both Japanese and English.

Jake is best known as the author of Tokyo Vice: a western reporter on the police beat in Japan, which is now a series on HBO Max, and The Last Yakuza,. Join ABC Radio’s Conversations presenter Sarah Kanowski as she leads Jake on an adventure through Japan’s underworld, culminating in his latest book Tokyo Noir.

Equal parts history lesson, true-crime exposé, and memoir, Adelstein explores what it’s like when you’re in too deep to distinguish the story you chase from the life you live.

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