Officers from the peace preservation division took Atsuhiro Yamamoto, 22, and eight other suspects into custody for aggressively touting for hostess clubs in the streets of Kabukicho — a violation of a Tokyo ordinance regarding bothersome behavior.
“I wanted to play in Tokyo, and I saw on the Internet that recruitment for touting was taking place,” said the super-featherweight, who currently holds a 5-5 win-lose record.
The suspect is alleged to have followed a 40-year-old male office worker for approximately 40 meters while loudly declaring that he could offer him a very cheap hostess club.
Law enforcement also raided a hostess club for unlawfully employing Chinese women — in violation of refugee statutes — and two shops for selling uncensored adult video DVDs, which violates a law regarding the unauthorized creation of electromagnetic materials for the purpose of sale or ownership.
Fuji News Network reports that a total of 14 suspects were arrested during the four-day crackdown.