- Published: New York : Pantheon Books, c2009.
- Year Published: 2009
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: x, 335 p. ; 25 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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Tokyo vice : an American reporter on the police beat in Japan
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Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Pittsfield Adult, West Adult
From the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police press club: a unique, firsthand, revelatory look at Japanese culture from the underbelly up. For twelve years of eighty-hour workweeks, he covered the seedy side of Japan--extortion, murder, human trafficking, and corruption. Here, he tells the riveting, often humorous tale of his journey from an inexperienced cub reporter to a daring investigative journalist with a yakuza price on his head. With its visceral descriptions of crime in Japan and an exploration of the world of modern-day yakuza that even few Japanese ever see, this is a fascination, and an education.--From publisher description.
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