Tokyo Vice

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Tokyo Vice
Tokyo Vice book cover.JPG
AuthorJake Adelstein
United States
PublisherRandom House
Pantheon Books
Publication date
Media typePrint

Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan is a 2009 memoir by Jake Adelstein of his years living in Tokyo as the first non-Japanese reporter working for one of Japan's largest newspapers, Yomiuri Shinbun.[1][2]

After trying and failing to have the book published in Japan, it was published by Random House and Pantheon Books.[3] Adelstein wrote in 2013 that: "The book is translated into Japanese but no publisher will touch it. It steps on too many toes."[4]

Film adaptation[edit]

In August 2013 a film adaptation of the memoir was announced.[2] Adelstein co-wrote the story for the film version of Tokyo Vice with American playwright J.T. Rogers, and Rogers then wrote the screenplay.[5][6]

Anthony Mandler will direct the film, with John Lesher and Adam Kassan serving as producers, and Binn Jakupi serving as an executive producer.[5]

In 2013, the film was expected to begin filming in Tokyo in mid-2015, with Daniel Radcliffe set to play Adelstein.[7][8][9][10]


  1. ^ Adelstein, Jake (October 13, 2009). Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan. Pantheon Books. ISBN 978-0-307-37879-8.
  2. ^ a b "The Rumpus Interview With Jake Adelstein - The". The Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  3. ^ Schreiber, Mark Classic tales of newsprint noir October 18, 2009 Japan Times Retrieved January 31, 2016
  4. ^ Tokyo Vice Japan Subculture Retrieved January 31, 2016
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  6. ^ Pamela McClintock. "AFM: Daniel Radcliffe to Star in Japanese Underworld Thriller 'Tokyo Vice'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
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  8. ^ Gavin J. Blair. "Daniel Radcliffe to Play American Crime Reporter in 'Tokyo Vice'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Casting Net: Daniel Radcliffe to play American reporter in 'Tokyo Vice'; Plus Reese Witherspoon, more". Entertainment Weekly's Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  10. ^ "'Harry Potter' star to feature in 'Tokyo Vice' yakuza thriller - The Japan Times". The Japan Times. Retrieved 28 November 2015.

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