Tokyo Vice

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Created by J.T. Rogers (of the mixed-bag HBO film Oslo), Tokyo Vice is an adaptation of the memoir Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan, which Adelstein wrote after 12 years spent as a crime reporter for the Yomiuri Shimbun. In the premiere episode, directed by Michael Mann, the focus is on Jake and his simultaneous otherness and comfort within Japanese culture … When he lands a highly competitive gig at the Meicho Shimbun (renamed for the series), he imagines an All the President’s Men–style career path full of front-page bylines and bringing down bad guys. — Roxana Hadadi “Ken Watanabe Kicks the Slow-Moving Tokyo Vice Into High Gear

Tokyo Vice was created by J.T. Rogers and executive produced by Michael Mann. Starring Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, Rachel Keller, and Rinko Kikuchi.

  1. Episode 4 Week 4 (Episode 8)
    Tokyo Vice Season-Finale Recap: The Bad Sleep Well As the finale closes, it’s desperate times for our Tokyo Vice friends.
  2. Episode 3 Week 3 (Episodes 6-7)
    Tokyo Vice Recap: On Your Knees Sam and Sato’s love story exits the honeymoon phase.
  3. Episode 2 Week 2 (Episodes 4-5)
    Tokyo Vice Recap: Choose the Right Things are (finally) heating up as Jake gets closer to understanding what’s really going on in Tokyo’s underground.
  4. Episode 1 Week 1 (Episodes 1-3)
    Tokyo Vice Series-Premiere Recap: What Really Happens Loosely based on Jake Adelstein’s memoir, Tokyo Vice shares far more than half its title with its de facto ’80s predecessor.

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