Foreigners working in Japan, like the guests in The Eagles’ “Hotel California,” can check out any time they want, but they might not be able to leave.
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.
Fresh off his escape to Beirut, the former CEO was finally free to hit back against those he said conspired to put him in prison for life in a Japanese system rigged against him.
Even before the former head of Renault and Nissan slipped out of Japan, he was talking to a producer about a movie deal.
Japan's parliament called the 2011 meltdown a "man-made disaster." There had been ample warning of the risks and nothing done. But the court let the well-connected execs walk.
Known for sneaky up-skirt snaps, Japanese pervs have always been at the creepy cutting edge of smartphone tech. Now they’re using Apple’s AirDrop to share dick pics with strangers.
Kyoto Animation is one of the most respected and respectable anime studios in Japan, and now it's in cinders, with many of its people killed or hospitalized.
Shinzo Abe flattered Trump endlessly on the American’s four day visit. But that can only go so far. If the Japanese PM tries to make nice with Iran, Trump will yank his leash.