Jake Adelstein/中本哲史

Jake Adelstein/中本哲史


Investigative journalist, 人間妖怪Zen Buddhist Priest, Paladin. Social Justice Ninja #SJN "" 調査報道記者・禅僧 @thedailybeast 等

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We have had nearly 48 hours of rain in Tokyo and it doesn’t look like it’s going to clear up anytime soon. As soon as it does clear up, I’m going to go to a used clothing store and buy a really good raincoat, because it’s going to be a very wet and cold autumn.

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Horror. It's been almost 3 years since the Japanese police caught this serial killer, now on trial. Usually, I am able to distance myself from the atrocities I cover but this one sticks with me His real motive wasn't money. He enjoyed killing his victims.

The New England Journal of Medicine reviews the US and Trump administration response to COVID19 and...drops the mic. Aptly titled: Dying in a Leadership Vacuum | NEJM

A newspaper colleague told me that public opinion polls in progress show Japan’s Prime Minister’s support ratings plummeting. They were 70% two week ago but.... PM Suga refuses to appoint 6 scholars to Science Council of Japan in unprecedented move

Burnt chili oil on red-peppered wall-eye pollack (fish) ovaries flavored potato chips. From Kokeya. Possibly the most horrible potato chips I’ve ever tried...or convinced someone else to try. #焦がしラー油明太ポテトチップス

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What you've been told about Japan's new prime minister is mostly bullshit He's not a sweet farm boy who worked his way to the top Yoshihide Suga behaves like a ruthless #yakuza  underboss. And if you know his history, that shouldn't surprise you

I asked Yamaguchi, in his career as a journalist, had he ever seen an arrest warrant for a felony revoked? He did not answer, because the answer would be, “no it never happens.” In Japan, ordinary people get arrested when there is solid evidence—unless PM ShinzoAbe is your pal

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There's no fucking mystery in why Japanese people aren't getting married or having kids. This is the average salaryman life. Get up at 6am. Hellish commute. Work until the last train. Come home. Sleep. Wake up. Repeat cycle. When is there time to date, mate or procreate?

The most important news you’ll read in Asia today. How to wear a surgical mask 😷 without fogging up your glasses. Just a little fold up and a press in. Via The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department

Japan’s government asks people to stay home and miss work without offering any compensation for doing so. It’s typical of the elitist government here which has no feeling towards workers Wearing face masks, many go to work despite Abe’s call for telework

Japan's new PM has managed in his time as cabinet secretary to 1) muzzle the media and drag down Japan's freedom of press ranking from 22 to 66th in the world 2) block a rape investigation 3) corrupt the bureaucracy 4) cover up the crimes of his boss

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