Profit not priority for Tokyo orgy organizer busted for prostitution

Koji Kinoshita
Koji Kinoshita
le prostitutes in hotel rooms.

Officers took Koji Kinoshita, the 47-year-old manager of the club, and employee Ken Numazawa, 46, into custody for violating the Anti-Prostitution Law. At the time of the bust, a total of 17 males and six females were on the premises.

To this point, details released to news outlets have been limited, but evening tabloid Nikkan Gendai(Mar. 4) now reveals that money was not a motive in the crimes.

“Kinoshita, the ring leader, works at a computer-related company,” an investigator tells the paper. “About 10 years ago, he participated in a different orgy club. That was when he got the idea of starting one himself.”

Numazawa is a truck driver by trade.

“He helped Kinoshita,” continues the investigative source. “But he also participated personally in the orgy sessions.”

One aspect of the business involved reserving a twin room in Tokyo. With the provision of three distinct areas, one was used as a party room for drinks and food and the other two for the “play” activities.

Kinoshita utilized the phrase “adult party” on deai-kei matchmaking sites to recruit participants for the orgies, which were held approximately two times each month.

The prostitutes ranged from gyaru types in their 20s to jukujo (mature) ladies in their 40s.

As to the operation’s finances, the tabloid crunches the numbers as follows: Costs include an 18,000-yen hotel fee and 40,000 yen for each of the six prostitutes; as to income, the the four first-time males paid 12,500 yen each and the 13 regulars were charged 30,000 yen per head.

That leaves about 200,000 yen for the organizers to split between the two of them, hardly the definition of “making a killing.” “Pink” writer Taizo Ebina offers insight as to their motivation.

“I think Kinoshita, the organizer, garnered some form of stimulation in watching others ‘play,'” says Ebina of the suspect, who lives in a modest apartment in Minami Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture. “The money-making angle was secondary; this was a hobby.”

The matter came to light after a hotel representative contacted police after “an unimaginable number of contraceptives” had been left behind in a room after an event in December — further evidence, says Ebina, that these were amateurs at work.

“An expert would have taken care to ensure that hotel personnel did not raise suspicions,” says the writer.

Source: “‘Joshiki de kangaerarenai-su no hinin-gu’ tekihatsu sa reta ranko paatii,” Nikkan Gendai (March 4)

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