60 Minutes report on yakuza

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60 Minutes reports on yakuza boss Tadamasa Goto’s UCLA liver transplant, a story originally broken by Jake Adelstein, author of Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan:

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The news report mentions how certain yakuza might want to kill Adelstein for writing about an embarrassing secret. He even says that he keeps his window shutters closed to protect himself from yakuza snipers. The death threats do not, however, stop him from making numerous public appearances on to promote his book.

Update: Adelstein has left a comment clarifying that the 60 minutes interview took place several months ago, when the situation was more dangerous with a certain yakuza boss. Things have slightly improved since then.

[hat tip to FG Forums]

Update: Jake Adelstein will be speaking about his Yakuza reporting at Good Day Books in Tokyo on December 6th. (Anyone who wants to attend and ask him questions must buy a copy of the book from the store.) [via TokyoReporter]

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