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Jake Adelstein: Tokyo Noir

Sequel to Tokyo Vice, now a hit HBO Max series

Jake Adelstein

Jake Adelstein has spent decades reporting on Japanese organised crime and is the only American journalist to be admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club.

These unique experiences informed his memoir, Tokyo Vice, which was adapted into an HBO Max series starring Ansel Elgort, the second season of which premiered in February. Jake returns to Japan’s seedy underworld with this hotly anticipated follow-up Tokyo Noir, which is equal parts history lesson, true crime exposé and darkly comic memoir.

Hear Jake and host Peter Hartcher discuss what it’s like when you’re in too deep to distinguish the story you chase from the story you are living.

"Painstakingly reported and paced like a thriller, this is a must-read for anyone interested in organized crime."
Publishers Weekly

Jake Adelstein appears thanks to the support of Scribe.

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