The Last Yakuza: A Life in the Japanese Underground, a singular, in-depth, occasionally humorous, often dark, but inspiring tale about the life of former gang boss Tatsuya Mochizuki, aka “The Tsunami,” his unlikely friendship with the author, and the history of Japan’s ubiquitous mafia was published in France, Poland, and China, and English language rights are with James Gurbutt at Constable & Robinson in the UK, and Henry Rosenbloom at Scribe in Australia/New Zealand.
Jake’s next book Tokyo Private Eye: Investigation, Damnation, and Salvation In The Land Of The Setting Sun
picks up where Jake left off in Tokyo Vice
and chronicles his other career, battling the Yakuza and other criminals as a due diligence investigator, writing reports for disgruntled corporate executives. Written in three parts, it interweaves Jake’s personal breakdown with Japan’s meltdown, organized crime, political corruption, the process of corporate investigations and shows the collusion between mafia, state, and business that led to a nuclear disaster. It will be published by the wonderful Les éditions Marchialy
in France in Spring 2023, which also published Tokyo Vice
, The Last Yakuza
, and will publish a graphic novel adaptation of Tokyo Vice