Movie Content Plus Video Tokyo Vice Source Material Under Scrutiny for Misrepresenting Facts

Tokyo Vice Source Material Under Scrutiny for Misrepresenting Facts




Tokyo Vice may have brought the sort of prestige one would normally associate with HBO to its streaming subsidiary, HBO Max, but a new article at The Hollywood Reporter suggests that the non-fiction source material for the show might not be entirely factual. Sources cited in the report claim that some of journalist Jake Adelstein’s stories in his 2009 memoir, “Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan,” could range from “exaggerated” to “fictional.”

Adelstein became the first Westerner to be hired at the Yomiuri Shimbun, one of Japan’s leading news outlets, where he became somewhat of a minor celebrity for gaining unprecedented access into the internal functioning of the yakuza clans. The story that cemented his stature was an investigative report about major figures in yakuza organizations having secured transit to the United States for medical procedures, by promising information to the FBI in return. Adelstein, who is played in the show by Ansel Elgort, denied the accusations. “Nothing in the book is exaggerated. Everything is written as it happened,” he said.

Read more: https://collider.com/tokyo-vice-source-material-jake-adelstein-misrepresenting-facts/

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