Thursday, April 05, 2012

Second Careers in Tokyo or Life After Crime

He explained that Tokyo job prospects are poor for an uneducated middle-aged man with nine fingers and tattoos that show beneath a dress shirt.

Former Yakuzi Mochizuki explains
  why he is a chauffeur/bodyguard
  for crime reporter Jake Adelstein.
 In New Yorker article, All Due Respect,
January 8, 2012.

Else where in the article there is mentioned of the book Tokyo Underworld: The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan, a book I heartily recommend. It is rollicking story about mid 20th century Japanese crime centered around New York wise guy Nick Zappetti.

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