By Robert Whiting
"A attention-grabbing examine a few attention-grabbing those that convey how democracy advances hand in hand with crime in Japan."--Mario Puzo
In this unorthodox chronicle of the increase of Japan, Inc., Robert Whiting, writer of You Gotta Have Wa, supplies us a clean viewpoint at the financial miracle and close to catastrophe that's smooth Japan.
Through the eyes of Nick Zappetti, a former GI, former black marketer, failed specialist wrestler, bungling diamond thief who grew to become himself into "the Mafia boss of Tokyo and the king of Rappongi," we meet the gamers and the losers within the high-stakes video game of postwar finance, politics, and legal corruption within which he thrived. Here's the tale of the Imperial inn diamond robbers, who tried (and can have complete) the largest heist in Tokyo's heritage. here's Rikidozan, the pro wrestler who nearly single-handedly revived eastern delight, yet whose personal ethnicity needed to be stored mystery. And here's the tale of the intimate relationships shared via Japan's ruling get together, its monetary combines, its ruthless legal gangs, the CIA, American giant enterprise, and maybe not less than one presidential relative. here's the bottom of postwar Japan, that's simply now coming to mild.