Jake Adelstein/中本哲史

is a Shorty Award finalist!


neuromancer, cybermage author of Tokyo Vice, investigative journalist, Light House board member, semi-paladin, neo-buddhist,

about.me/jakeadelstein - 11,482 followers

Finalist in Journalist chosen by the community

The Shorty Interview with Jake Adelstein/中本哲史

What is the weirdest or most inappropriate place you've ever made a social media post from?

In the middle of having one incredibly good bout of sex on a futon.

What is one of the biggest misconceptions of Twitter?

That it's a nervous system malady.

How long can you go without a tweet?

Days. Weeks. Minutes.

Can you name some one-of-a-kind Twitter accounts that you follow?

Nope.

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Biography

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 Lighthouse formerly 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 forthcoming The Last Yakuza: A Life In The Japanese Underworld. He edits the blog, Japan Subculture Research Center. He is a good friend to have but a terrible person to date.

How do you or your organization use social media? What makes your use unique?

Jake Adelstein and the Japan Subculture Research Center use social media to collect information, re-examine and improve already published stories, and to let people know what we've written, so they can read it. We focus on Japanese organized crime, corporate malfeasance, the dark side of Japanese subculture, and what's admirable or interesting in Japan. We tweet in both English and Japanese and try to surf the information waves to places that are worth visiting. And then ride those waves back to share with our followers what we've found worth knowing. And we're very unique in our use of surfing metaphors

Recent Nominations

February 18, 2014

I nominate @jakeadelstein for a Shorty Award in #journalist because he sure knows how to throw a bad-ass BBQ party!

February 18, 2014

I nominate @jakeadelstein for a Shorty Award in #journalist because of his insiders perspective on Japan

February 18, 2014

I nominate @jakeadelstein for a Shorty Award in #journalist because I LOVE the way he addresses Japan's hidden truths

February 18, 2014

I nominate @jakeadelstein for a Shorty Award in #journalist because he tells me what I want to know about Japan :)

February 18, 2014

I nominate @jakeadelstein for a Shorty Award in #journalist because investigative journalists need our support.

February 18, 2014

I nominate @jakeadelstein for a Shorty Award in #journalist because... he's a damn good journalist

February 18, 2014

I nominate @jakeadelstein for a Shorty Award in #journalist because he's a cool dude with journalistic integrity.

February 18, 2014

I nominate @jakeadelstein for a Shorty Award in #journalist because he is never not working on something interesting.

February 18, 2014

I nom @jakeadelstein 4ShortyAward #journalist b/c 2 quote Principal's sec in Ferris Bueller, He's a righteous dude!

February 18, 2014

I nominate @jakeadelstein for a Shorty Award in #journalist because... real-life Spider Jersualems should get credit.

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