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    tokyo free underworld book Tokyo Underworld eBookWrestler bungling diamond thief who turned himself into the Mafia boss of Tokyo and the king of Rappongi we meet the players and the losers in the high stakes game of postwar finance politics and criminal corruption in which he thrived Here's the story of the Imperial Hotel diamond robbers who attempted and may have accomplished the biggest heist in Tokyo's history Here is Rikidozan the profe.

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    ❴Read❵ ➳ Tokyo Underworld Author Robert Whiting – Mdeparenpar.co A fascinating look at some fascinating people who show how democracy advances hand in hand with crime in Japan Mario PuzoIn this unorthodox chronicle of the rise of Japan Inc Robert Whiting author of A fascinating look at some fascinating people who show how democracy advances hand in hand with crime in Japan Mario PuzoIn this unorthodox chronicle of the rise of Japan Inc Robert Whiting author of You Gotta Have Wa gives us a fresh perspective on the economic miracle and near disaster that is modern JapanThrough the eyes of Nick Zappetti a former GI former black marketer failed professional.

    Wrestler bungling diamond thief who turned himself into the Mafia boss of Tokyo and the king of Rappongi we meet the players and the losers in the high stakes game of postwar finance politics and criminal corruption in which he thrived Here's the story of the Imperial Hotel diamond robbers who attempted and may have accomplished the biggest heist in Tokyo's history Here is Rikidozan the profe.

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    1. Krycek Krycek says:

      eBook Tokyo Underworld Kindle Ê È mdeparenpar.co tokyo free, underworld book, Tokyo Underworld eBookuick what do gangsters the US Army professional wrestling the CIA the LDP the militaryindustrial complex TV pachinko and pizza have in common? If you said the post war Japanese underground economy then you have either read this book or are an extremely abstract thinker Robert Whiting's Tokyo Underworld The Fast Times and Hard Life of an American Gangster in Japan places Japan's post WWII economic recovery in a whole new light Witness to this recovery and subseuent reversal in economic power is Nick Zappetti a former GI and would be mobster turned pizza restaurateur While introducing Italian syle pizza to the Land of the Rising Sun Zappetti hobnobbed with scores of shady characters who matched his own shady pro


    2. Kevin Farrell Kevin Farrell says:

      eBook Tokyo Underworld Kindle Ê È mdeparenpar.co tokyo free, underworld book, Tokyo Underworld eBookRobert Whiting is uniuely ualified to write about this bit of history He has lived in Japan for years and writes a column for a Japanese language newspaper He knows the language and the people better than most Gaijan in JapanStart this book and you will find yourself falling into an odd recipe of US Occupation forces ancient Japanese culture and ex US Military mobsters who see a profit in this madness called Tokyo Throw it all in the blender and hit frappe and you get what happened to bu


    3. David Bonesteel David Bonesteel says:

      eBook Tokyo Underworld Kindle Ê È mdeparenpar.co tokyo free, underworld book, Tokyo Underworld eBookThe sub title of Robert Whiting's fine book is a bit misleading The American gangster in uestion often disappears from the narrative for long stretches while Whiting explains the long history of collusion between Japanese politicians and the yakuza Nevertheless the result is a fascinating social history with plenty of entertaining anecdotes and colorful character profiles Chief among the latter are Nick Zapetti himself the gangster who made a fortune with pizza parlors that became the hangout of choice for expatriates entertainers and most significantly those who make their living on the wrong side of the law and then lost that fortune thro


    4. Rinja Rinja says:

      eBook Tokyo Underworld Kindle Ê È mdeparenpar.co tokyo free, underworld book, Tokyo Underworld eBookFrom the standpoint of a history nerd especially one who specialized in Japanese history this book is simply awesome Even though it's a historical read bordering on biography Whiting does a fabulous job of making this read almost like fiction Great subject matter explored in this book; I'm a huge fan of cultural comparisons and this is how it should be done I found this to be a fascinating read from cover to cover


    5. Joichi Ito Joichi Ito says:

      eBook Tokyo Underworld Kindle Ê È mdeparenpar.co tokyo free, underworld book, Tokyo Underworld eBookAmusing and relatively accurate story about how post war Japan was built by the CIA gangsters and professional wrestlers


    6. James James says:

      eBook Tokyo Underworld Kindle Ê È mdeparenpar.co tokyo free, underworld book, Tokyo Underworld eBookThose who are avoiding the US election news should skip this book since like a rancid cheeto Trump shows up as a partner or patsy for Japanese mobsters Other US figures include Nixon and Prescott BushThe GR description is pretty complete so I will not add much notes on the content My first comment is read the acknowledgements an notes in the back they add depth to the book don't skip them The amount of corruption going on in the book seems horrifying if you haven't read much about down and dirty politics this was going on in the US when I was young Read up on Frank Hague or the Tweed Ring as an example of traditional American machine politics The violence shown by the Japanese gangs may be less than these bad boys The US still has corruption but n


    7. Thomas Thomas says:

      eBook Tokyo Underworld Kindle Ê È mdeparenpar.co tokyo free, underworld book, Tokyo Underworld eBookI don't really give this book two stars because it's a BAD book I'm just not convinced that it really concerns a gangster I may be nitpicking but this felt like a garden variety criminal really It's pushing it to put this on my Japanese Mob shelf It's an interesting enough book however and those interested in the American expatriate experience in Japan will no doubt like it But I was looking for something about An American Gangster in Japan and I didn't really feel like this was that


    8. Ken Gtwo Ken Gtwo says:

      eBook Tokyo Underworld Kindle Ê È mdeparenpar.co tokyo free, underworld book, Tokyo Underworld eBookGreat book on the post war rise of Japan from the perspective of an Italian American Ex GI who had a lot of shady friends Topics include Roppongi history The post war takeover of Japanese society Media Gov't etc by right wing nationalist war veteran yakuza types Cold War American complicity and involvement in said takeover Particularly by Republican Admins CIA Nixon Korean Mafia Lockheed Martin Scandal PM Kakuei Tanaka of the Tanaka political dynasty See also Makiko Tan


    9. Oz Oz says:

      eBook Tokyo Underworld Kindle Ê È mdeparenpar.co tokyo free, underworld book, Tokyo Underworld eBookI wanted to like this as I am admittedly Japan obsessed and a big fan of true crimeThere are some gems here some wild characters and a few crazy crime stories but ultimately the book doesn't really deliver on what was advertised at least not in my opinionThe parts focusing on the American Gangster in Tokyo tend to be entertaining and there are even a few side characters if you will that are even fascinatingbut they weave in and out of the book dropping off often and being replaced with anecdotes of crimes that seem so white collar that they barely deserve the term crime at all So much are little descriptions


    10. Jerry Peace Jerry Peace says:

      eBook Tokyo Underworld Kindle Ê È mdeparenpar.co tokyo free, underworld book, Tokyo Underworld eBookWell if you think in 1945 after Japan surrendered that the US just came in wrote a new constitution ran things for a few years while the Japanese sat around and said Yes sir and no sir you need to read this book This is not a Tokyo of tea ceremonies and Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines no flower arranging and bonsai sculpting No this is a postwar Tokyo of black markets of massive thefts and corruption from the smallest street


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