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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

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…

Hostess club with the mostest AV stars

Hostess club with the mostest AV stars

"The main thing we talk about here is sex"…

‘Coma’ bars targeting Caucasians in Roppongi

‘Coma’ bars targeting Caucasians in Roppongi

The targets include businessmen, U.S. servicemen, and tourists…

‘Roppongi Art Night’ to rejuvenate nightlife quarter

‘Roppongi Art Night’ to rejuvenate nightlife quarter

On display will be Kenji Yanobe's 7.2-meter-tall robot "Giant Torayan"…