Episode 011: Edward Shaw – The FBI in Japan, Fugitives and Dinosaur Fossils

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Retired Special Agent Edward Shaw served 25 years with the FBI. Ed is fluent in Japanese and was appointed as the Assistant Legal Attaché (ALAT) in Tokyo, Japan from 1999 to 2004 and promoted to the Legal Attaché (LEGAT) from 2009 to 2012.  In this episode of FBI Retired Case File Review, Ed talks about two cases he worked while in Japan. One focused on the capture of an American fugitive who had fled to Taiwan after murdering his wife in Vermont and the other involved the investigation of the theft of an Allosaurus dinosaur fossil illegally exported from the U.S. Each of these cases shows from beginning to end what a Legat does when handling the overseas aspect of an international FBI investigation. You can visit the FBI website for an Overview of the Legal Attaché Program. Ed’s blog Tokyo2020OlympicsSecurity.com provides insight in to how Japanese intelligence and law enforcement departments and security agencies handle terrorism investigations as they prepare to host the Olympics in Tokyo in 2020. His most recent post comparing gun laws in Japan and with gun laws in the United States was quite thought-provoking.

 

 

Special Agent

Edward Shaw

4/3/1989 – 2/28/2014

 

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Ed as a new agent graduating from the FBI Academy receiving his credentials from Attorney General Dick Thornburgh and FBI Director Sessions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ed at the academy opening his letter assigning him to his first office.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are a couple of articles containing more details about the two investigations Ed discussed during his about his assignments with the FBI in Japan:

Kimmick Will Return To Face Murder Charge

The Case of the Missing Dinosaur – How We Put the Pieces Together

 

 

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Ed taught US law to Osaka International crime detective unit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ed with Mie Prefecture Police executives who invited him to make a presentation on US Criminal Investigations to Mie police officers – Dec, 2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mie Prefecture police officers mesmerized with interest during one of Ed’s presentations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Patch for Japanese Police Assault team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ed conducting a seminar for Japanese police officers in Yokkaichi City (means city with the market on the fourth day).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is the cover of a book written by Shinsaku Yamada, a Japanese fighter pilot from WWII who bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. He was 19 and the youngest pilot to participate in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Ed enjoyed a 2 hour talk with him in the 1980’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing crime fiction and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast available for subscription on iTunes and Stitcher. Her novel—Pay To Play— about a female agent investigating corruption in the Philadelphia strip club industry is available at Amazon.com.

 

This episode was sponsored by FBIRetired.com – the only on-line directory made available to the general public featuring “retired” FBI AGENTS / ANALYSTS interested in showcasing their skills to secure business opportunities.

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Jerri Williams, a retired FBI agent, author and podcaster, attempts to relive her glory days by writing crime fiction and hosting FBI Retired Case File Review, a true crime podcast available for subscription on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify, and other popular podcast apps. Her novels—Pay To Play and Greedy Givers—inspired by actual true crime FBI cases and featuring temptation, corruption, and redemption, are available at amazon.com. 

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