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Tokyo cops begin year-end patrol of Kabukicho

Tokyo cops begin year-end patrol of Kabukicho

Law enforcement will mobilize 26,000 officers to the district to reduce crimes…

Tokyo’s Kabukicho revives its ‘ero’ spirit

Tokyo’s Kabukicho revives its ‘ero’ spirit

Drunken revelry unfold out in public on a regular basis in Tokyo's biggest red-light district…

Tokyo cops arrest 24 hookers in November sweep through Ikebukuro, Kabukicho

Tokyo cops arrest 24 hookers in November sweep through Ikebukuro, Kabukicho

The suspects charged approximately 15,000 yen per session…

Tokyo cops bust pair for pimping Kabukicho hooker

Tokyo cops bust pair for pimping Kabukicho hooker

The girl had accumulated large debts at host clubs…

Tokyo cops bust Korean host club in Kabukicho for licensing violations

Tokyo cops bust Korean host club in Kabukicho for licensing violations

Kabukicho club Loco has generated 92 million yen in revenue since June of 2010…

Even in Internet era Japan’s underground porn survives on DVD

Even in Internet era Japan’s underground porn survives on DVD

With the risk of arrest and diminishing returns, underground DVD sales continue…

Tokyo cops bust Kabukicho gambling operation, arrest 10

Tokyo cops bust Kabukicho gambling operation, arrest 10

Since April, the gambling operation collected approximately 100 million yen in revenue…

Murder investigation launched in death of host in Kabukicho

Murder investigation launched in death of host in Kabukicho

On June 24, emergency services received a call about a man found collapsed and bleeding from his head…

Shinjuku tout ban a ‘performance’ prior to bid for 2020 Olympics

Shinjuku tout ban a ‘performance’ prior to bid for 2020 Olympics

Starting in September, the ward began implementing a ban on street solicitation to prevent customers from being overcharged…

Ban on street solicitation in Shinjuku not slowing down Kabukicho’s touts

Ban on street solicitation in Shinjuku not slowing down Kabukicho’s touts

Starting in September, touts in Kabukicho have been banned from talking up potential customers in the streets…