When Jake Adelstein is summoned to a meeting with one of the bosses of the local yakuza, he is both surprised and more than a little wary. And when he arrives at the rendezvous he is astonished to be asked to help settle a delicate problem.
Although he has no intention of getting involved in the boss's affairs or ever owing him a favour, he discovers there are advantages to having a yakuza in your debt.
Jack Klaff reads this revealing memoir by Jake Adelstein.
Abridged and produced by Jane Marshall Productions for BBC Radio 4.
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