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100 1  Whiting, Robert.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/
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245 10 Tokyo underworld :|bthe fast times and hard life of an 
       American gangster in Japan /|cRobert Whiting. 
250    1st ed. 
264  1 New York :|bPantheon Books,|c[1999] 
264  4 |c©1999 
300    vii, 372 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-355) and 
       index. 
505 0  1. The First Black Market -- 2. Occupation Hangover -- 3. 
       Success Story -- 4. Post-Olympic Underground Economy -- 5.
       Miss Hokkaido -- 6. Behind the Shoji -- 7. The Great 
       Transfer of Wealth -- 8. Black Rider. 
520    In the ashes of postwar Japan lay a gold mine for certain 
       opportunistic, expatriate Americans. Addicted to the 
       volatile energy of Tokyo's freewheeling underworld, they 
       formed ever-shifting but ever-profitable alliances with 
       warring Japanese and Korean gangsters. At the center of 
       this world was Nick Zappetti, an ex-marine from New York 
       City who arrived in Tokyo in 1945, and whose restaurant 
       soon became the rage throughout the city and the chief 
       watering hole for celebrities, diplomats, sports figures, 
       and mobsters. Tokyo Underworld chronicles the half-century
       rise and fall of the fortunes of Zappetti and his comrades,
       drawing parallels to the great shift of wealth from 
       America to Japan in the late 1980s and the changes in 
       Japanese society and U.S. - Japan relations that resulted.
       In doing so, Whiting exposes Japan's extraordinary 
       "underground empire": a web of powerful alliances among 
       crime bosses, corporate chairmen, leading politicians, and
       public figures. 
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