Tokyo Vice

An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan

Average vote of 146
| 18 total contributions of which 3 reviews , 15 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
Ha scritto il 31/01/12
Very interesting view on Japanese society
Ha scritto il 24/05/11
Quite an eye-oopener. It was a fairly gripping read, interesting but I probably won't read it again
Ha scritto il 03/11/10
Excellent Read
I’d have to say this one was a total eye opener and it felt like a whole new world was opened and you got to see a glimpse of it in a matter of 352 pages. Even that wasn’t enough, I thought. I just wanted to know more about a country I know ...Continua

Ha scritto il Dec 03, 2012, 19:05
He mouthed something to me in Japanese. He wouldn't leave behind an audible threat. It seemed like a threat to me, but then again I'm not good at lip-reading in any language. I responded nonverbally as well - a simple one-fingered gesture. That was ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Dec 03, 2012, 18:37
It was a lie, of course. I think he knew that it was a lie and that I knew that he knew. But it was necessary. It allowed him to take the gift, and I wanted him to have it. We do that in Japan. There is the public image, tatemae, the facade that ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Dec 03, 2012, 18:04
'I am the fucking proof. It's true because I say it's true,' Shibata replied firmly, then stubbed his cigarette out on the windowsill. For a second, even with his pale and sunken face, I got a sense of the sheer force that had made him a ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Dec 03, 2012, 14:47
What had saved my ribs was a boha vest. An antiknifing vest. If you're going to get killed in Japan, you're more likely to be stabbed to death than shot. The penalties for using a gun in a crime are steep; this encourages people to use knives. In ...Continua
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Ha scritto il Dec 03, 2012, 14:41
'You do everything wrong, your stance is awful, your form is terrible, and your movements are sloppy - but often, because you grasp the underlying principles, what you works. It baffles me.'
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