To many of us, Japan is still a mystery wrapped in an enigma. Mysterious of all is the Yakuza, Japan&#39;s notorious crime organization, which has been growing and spreading dread for decades. When Jake Adelstein, a nice Jewish boy from Minnesota, decided to leave everything behind and follow his passion and fascination to Japan, he didn&#39;t know much about the Yakuza either. But soon enough, he learned more than he&#39;d ever imagined he would. Pursuing a career as a Tokyo investigative crime reporter, he wrote in Japanese for one of the country&#39;s most prestigious newspapers. Jake visited Israel recently for the first time, as a guest of Penn Publishing, who just printed his 2010 book Tokyo Vice. The book tells the mind boggling real-life incidents that took place throughout Jake&#39;s impressive and dramatic career. 2NJB sat with him to talk Japan, Yakuza, and journalism.