Tokyo cops bust foreign hooker service in Akihabara

Red Shoes employs about 10 Chinese and Thai women

Hiroshi Kosaka
Hiroshi Kosaka

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Thursday announced the bust of an out-call prostitution service featuring foreign women in Chiyoda Ward, reports TBS News (Nov. 5).

Police arrested Hiroshi Kosaka, the 66-year-old manager of “delivery health” business Akai Kutsu (Red Shoes), for dispatching women to perform sexual services inside rental rooms near JR Akihabara Station in violation of the Anti-Prostitution Law.

Kosaka denies the charges, telling police that Red Shoes is not a prostitution service.

The Web site of Red Shoes, which has been taken down, claims to offer Japanese women. However, the service employs approximately 10 foreign women, primarily from China and Thailand, according to TV Asahi (Nov. 5).

Promotional sites indicate that charges for the service begin at 10,000 for the first 60 minutes.

Red Shoes has collected 100 million yen in revenue since 2007, police said.

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