Jake Adelstein

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The high price of writing about the Japanese mafia

October 8, 2010 11:05 AM ET

"In life, we only encounter the injustices we were meant to correct." -Igari Toshiro, ex-prosecutor, leading lawyer in the anti-organized crime movement in Japan (1949-2010) Igari Toshiro was my lawyer, my mentor, and my friend. In the sixteen years I've...

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'Erase it, or be erased': Life on a Japanese mafia hit list

February 24, 2010 9:49 AM ET

  A polite man in a suit gave investigative reporter Jake Adelstein the message from a leader of one of Japan’s organized crime groups when he was first working on the story back in 2005: “Erase it, or be erased.”...

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