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Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Slickster Adds More on Mobster Ken Eto

"For the record," says Slick. "Ken Eto was only referred to as 'Tokyo Joe' by outsiders--the press and people who read the name in the newspapers. Insiders called him 'Joe the Jap.' You always knew someone was fibbing if they said they knew 'Tokyo Joe.'

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thats right. The mob guys called him Joe the Jap. He was called Ken by his Japanese family, but most people just called him Joe. In fact his second wife did'ent know his real name was Ken until the birth of their first son, when he asked why the boy's middle name was Joseph she said "I named him after you" to which he replied "Great, but thats not my name". Ken did in fact have a brother named Joe who also lived in Chicago.

Chiseen said...

Hi, I'm researching Ken Eto. If anyone has any useful info, literature, personal acconts, I would love to know more. My email is: ngochiseen@gmail.com

Matt said...

I am looking for information on Ken Eto's first wife Judith Eto or Judith McCain Eto.

grimchieftain@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

She was a stripper who was never married to him. Used to work at a place called "Mt Friend's Place" located on Delware between Rush & State Street

Anonymous said...

Actually his name that close associates called him was "PESCE GLI OCCHI"fish eyes

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