Tokyo cops: Koenji video store sold illegal porn DVDs

Hideki Usui
Hideki Usui

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have raided a video store in Nakano Ward for the sale of illegal pornographic DVDs, reports Nippon News Network (Feb. 4).

Police arrested Hideki Usui, the 41-year-old manager of Video Shop Slum, which is located in the Koenji area, and two other employees for the sale of DVDs in which genitalia is not obscured, as mandated by law, in October and November of last year.

With the store being located near a residential area, the suspects also face a violation of the adult-entertainment law regarding location of business operatiosn.

Usui admits to the allegations. “I did it to make a living,” the suspect is quoted by police.

Of the 11,000 DVDs in Video Shop Slum at the time of the raid approximately 7,600 were considered illegal.

Over the past year, sales at the store have reached 20 million yen.

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