Jake Adelstein is an investigative journalist, Zen Buddhist priest, and author who has been covering Japan since 1993. His first book, Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter On The Police Beat in Japan was made into a TV series that debuted on HBO Max and WOWOW on April 7th. His next book, Yakuza Wonderland, will be released this year.
To learn more about Jake, check out Unseen Japan's recent profile of Jake and his work: Tokyo Vice’s Jake Adelstein: Everything You Wanted To Know (But Were Mildly Afraid To Ask)
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The outro was Ryu Ga Gotaku from the famous Yakuza game franchise. The intro was my own original mashup of Hokuto no Ken (Fist of the North Star), a few anime sound bites, some kabuki, a cheap recording of my son’s Buzz Lightyear toy, and “Dubstep" from BenSound.
Oh, and let us not forget the Japanese version of Simon and Garfunkel's Sound of Silence!
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