TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police last week announced the arrest of the female manager of a Chinese hostess club in the Ikebukuro entertainment area for unlawful employment, reports TBS News (Feb. 14).
Officers took the 40-year-old manager of Pub Friends into custody for employing two Chinese nationals living in Japan via short-term or student visas — a violation of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act.
The manager, a Chinese national, has admitted to the allegations, investigators said. “You cannot do business without young girls,” the suspect is quoted by police.
The two students were also arrested.
According to police, Pub Friends has collected 70 million yen in revenue since its opening three years ago.