Jake Adelstein

Investigative Journalist

Jake Adelstein was a reporter for the Yomiuri Shinbun, Japan's largest newspaper, from 1993 to 2005. 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 United States.

He is also the public relations director for the Washington, D.C.-based Polaris Project Japan, which combats human trafficking and the exploitation of women and children in the sex trade.

Featured Work

SEP 10, 2010 Podcast

"Tokyo Vice" and Japanese Morality: Devin Stewart Interviews Jake Adelstein

Three years in a Zen temple taught Jake Adelstein the core virtues of Japanese society, such as reciprocity, and the police beat at Tokyo newspaper "...