Aichi cops bust Toyota ryokan on charges of prostitution

Ryokan Toriko offered 'pink companion' plans for between 17,000 and 40,000 yen
Ryokan Toriko offered ‘pink companion’ plans for between 17,000 and 40,000 yen

AICHI (TR) – Aichi Prefectural Police on Monday busted a traditional inn located in Toyota City for providing prostitutes to guests earlier this year, reports the Asahi Shimbun (Nov. 10).

Officers arrested Kotaro Atsumi, 53, the manager of ryokan Toriko, for allegedly offering “pink companion” plans for between 17,000 and 40,000 yen that included the provision of prostitutes between February and July.

According to police, Atsumi, who has been charged with violating anti-prostitution and adult-entertainment laws, has admitted to the allegations, saying that he was forced to offer the plans due to a decline in revenue.

In October, police arrested Shingo Tahara, the 40-year-old the manager of an out-call sex service, on charges of prostitution. During the investigation, Atsumi’s name surfaced.

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