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Manager, dancer of Ueno strip club arrested for indecent exposure

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have busted a strip club in Taito Ward on charges of indecent exposure, reports TV Asahi (April 16).

On Wednesday, Masahiko Someya, the 55-year-old manager of Theater Ueno, allegedly employed dancer Iyo Shiroma, 38, to perform while lighting exposed her lower body to the roughly 15 customers inside the premises.

Four other employees, aged in their 40s to 60s, have been arrested in the case. All of the suspects admit to the allegations. “For the sake of earning an income, I was prepared for the bust,” Someya said.

Shiroma said, “I did it to make a living.”

According to police, the club showed the audience an adult video production containing uncensored genitalia before the performance started.

As well, members of the audience paid 500 yen each to take photographs of the exposed lower body of Shiroma.

Masahiko Someya, left, and Iyo Shiroma (Twitter)

Discounts for seniors

Theater Ueno, which opened in 1995, collects about 3 million yen in sales per month. One show, featuring five dancers, extends for about two and a half hours. Entry is 5,000 yen, though seniors receive a discount of 2,000 yen.

Someya took over the club in 2005. About two years ago, police starting receiving complaints about the club.

The arrest is not the first for Shiroma. In 2010, police arrested her for the same crime at a club in a hot springs area of Kaga City, Ishikawa Prefecture.