Articles by Jake Adelstein

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Japan’s Terrible Anti-Terror Law Just Made ‘The Minority Report’ Reality
Jake Adelstein – The Daily Beast, 19 Jun 2017

15 Jun 2017 – Abe government makes even pondering crimes cause for arrest, with a U.N.-condemned ‘anti-terrorism’ law that hits mushroom-hunters and music teachers, but not actual terrorists.

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The Religious Cult Secretly Running Japan
Jake Adelstein and Mari Yamamoto – The Daily Beast, 18 Jul 2016

10 Jul 2016 — A conservative Shinto cult dating back to the 1970s, which includes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and many of his cabinet among its adherents, finally has been dragged out of the shadows. Nippon Kaigi aims to return Japan to pre-WWII imperial ‘glory.’ Today’s elections may further its goal.

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Japan Lawmakers Pass Legislation Expanding Military’s Role for First Time since WWII
Jake Adelstein – Los Angeles Times, 21 Sep 2015

After scuffles in the normally staid Japanese parliament, human barricades and weeks of noisy citizen protests outside, lawmakers passed controversial legislation early Saturday [19 Sep 2015] that will allow the nation’s troops to fight overseas for the first time since World War II.

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How the Yakuza and Japan’s Nuclear Industry Learned to Love Each Other
Jake Adelstein – The Atlantic Wire, 22 Jul 2013

After the arrest of a yakuza boss for his alleged role in supplying workers to TEPCO’s Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Plant, we are learning the details of how Japan’s nuclear industry relies on organized crime.

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