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About Jon Jung

Jon Jung (aka “Coffin Jon”) is the producer and host of the VCinema podcast and editor-in-chief of the VCinema blog. He contributed several essays to World Film Locations: Tokyo (Intellect, 2011). Jon lives in San Francisco, but wishes he was back in Japan where he lived for seven years.

Episode 7: Yakuzathon II (Tokyo Vice edition)

Tokyo Vice author and ex-Yomiuri Shimbun reporter Jake Adelstein sat down for an interview with us and talked about the yakuza, his planned second book, The Last Yakuza, and our review selection for this episode, Juzo Itami’s 1992 anti-yakuza flick Minbo no Onna, and more!

Show links:

Tokyo Vice on Amazon

Japan Subculture Research Center

Polaris Project

To download episode, right click and “save as…” here.

Special thanks to our friends at Wild Grounds for providing music for this episode.

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