From attacking the groom’s ponytail to picking apart his family’s finances, the Japanese press is going berserk over Princess Mako’s imminent wedding to her commoner darling.
Jake Adelstein has been an investigative journalist in Japan since 1993. 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 an advisor to NPO Polaris Project Japan, which combats human trafficking and the exploitation of women and children in the sex trade. He is the author of Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan (Vintage) and the forthcomingThe Last Yakuza: A Life In The Japanese Underworld.
The ex-chairman allegedly told staff that baseball player Hideki Matsui—nicknamed “Godzilla”—would be the right fit because he’s a “pure Japanese man” with a “fighting spirit.”
Sources involved in planning the Games told The Daily Beast that an Olympic ceremony fiasco was basically Shinzo Abe’s favor to his homophobic, ultranationalist pal and donor.