TOKYO (TR) – Kanagawa prefectural police on Tuesday re-arrested the manager of a specialty massage parlor in Yokohama for providing sexual services without proper licensing, reports the Sankei Shimbun (Nov. 13).
Officers from the Kagacho Police Station took the manager of Hibiki, Hideo Takahashi, 51, into custody after a male masseuse carried out sex acts in a private room with a female customer over a two-hour period starting at approximately 2:45 p.m. on July 18 — a violation of the Law Regulating Adult Entertainment Businesses regarding location of prohibited business.
Takahashi has reportedly admitted to the most recent charges related to the supply of sexual services in a prohibited area. “There is no doubt that we have such services,” the suspect is quoted by police.
The suspect had previously been arrested for semi-indecent assault, a charge that is pending.
According to Hibiki’s Web site, the parlor, which is located in Naka Ward, specializes in aroma therapy, reflexology, lymph drains (two hours for 13,000 yen), and detox sessions (18,000 yen for two and a half hours).
According to investigators, the arrest for such a charge is a first of its kind for Kanagawa and considered rare nationwide.