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Pole dancers in Roppongi, Tokyo

Pole dancers hit the stage at club IBEX in Tokyo's Roppongi district…

Belle of the ball

An attendee at the Metropolis Glitterball '10 in Roppongi, Tokyo.…

Drink-spikers return to old hunting grounds in Ueno

Drink-spikers return to old hunting grounds in Ueno

Police crackdowns have led drink-spiking gangs back to Ueno…

Salons supplying sleaze shuttered across Japan

Salons supplying sleaze shuttered across Japan

Law enforcement is sweeping through Japan's legendary entertainment quarters…

Sakai and Oshio cases leading to Tokyo ‘white powder sweep’

Sakai and Oshio cases leading to Tokyo ‘white powder sweep’

The notorious Tokyo entertainment areas of Roppongi and Shibuya are targets…

Gas Panic in Roppongi raided, six arrested

Gas Panic in Roppongi raided, six arrested

The adult-entertainment law prohibits dancing after 1 a.m. without special authorization…

‘Tokyo Vice’ author was offered $500,000 to cut liver transplant scoop

‘Tokyo Vice’ author was offered $500,000 to cut liver transplant scoop

Gang bosses fretted over whether the story would create chaos if it went public…

On the ‘Tokyo Vice’ beat with Jake Adelstein

On the ‘Tokyo Vice’ beat with Jake Adelstein

A chronicle of a 12-year stint working the crime beat at Japan's largest newspaper…

Marugen building in Roppongi demolished

Marugen building in Roppongi demolished

Gensiro Kawamoto's Marugen No. 12 in Roppongi once housed numerous nightclubs…

Roppongi gets tough on street touts

Roppongi gets tough on street touts

Drink-spiking incidents are forcing a crackdown…