(8/28) August Book Club: Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan

When: Wednesday, August 28 7 pm – 9 pm (DATE CHANGE TO WEDNESDAY)

Where: Flatiron Building, 175 Fifth Avenue

Cost: $3-4 for snacks (bring your own beverages)

RSVP/Questions: Make sure to register via the Facebook or email Liz Mathews at eimathew-at-gmail-dot-com [since your name needs to be on the security guest list to allow entry into the building, RSVP is required.]

This month’s book will be Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan by Jake Adelstein (soon to be a movie with Daniel Radcliffe!). Read the Amazon description below:

A riveting true-life tale of newspaper noir and Japanese organized crime from an American investigative journalist.

Jake Adelstein is the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club, where for twelve years he covered the dark side of Japan: extortion, murder, human trafficking, fiscal corruption, and of course, the yakuza. But when his final scoop exposed a scandal that reverberated all the way from the neon soaked streets of Tokyo to the polished Halls of the FBI and resulted in a death threat for him and his family, Adelstein decided to step down. Then, he fought back. In Tokyo Vice he delivers an unprecedented look at Japanese culture and searing memoir about his rise from cub reporter to seasoned journalist with a price on his head.