| Jan 3, 2010

Jake Adelstein: Insider reaching out

by Mark Schreiber

Author Joshua “Jake” Adelstein supposes that if he’d stayed home in rural Missouri and had never come to Japan, he’d probably have become a small-town lawyer or a very happy detective on the local police force. “I was always attracted to the law, probably ...

Oct 18, 2009

Classic tales of newsprint noir

by Mark Schreiber

While a senior at Tokyo's Sophia University, 23-year-old Missouri native Jake Adelstein was heading home from a Shinjuku cinema when, on a whim, he dropped into a game arcade and popped ¥100 into the slot of a fortunetelling robot for some mystical career advice.