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Jake Adelstein has been an investigative journalist in Japan since 1993 and writing for The Daily Beast since 2011. 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 co-hosted and co-wrote the award-winning podcast about missing people in Japan, The Evaporated: Gone With The Gods. He is the author of Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan (Vintage) which is a series on (HBO) Max and also The Last Yakuza: Life and Death In The Japanese Underworld (2023).
The slain former prime minister was responsible for turning Japan into a nation that doesn’t know how to tell the truth.
The shooting of ex-PM Shinzo Abe has blown open secret ties between Japan’s ruling party and the mass-marrying Moonies.
His authoritarian legacy will live on for decades to come, and in retaining power, he even trumped Trump.