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Narita realtor busted for leasing hotel rooms used in prostitution

CHIBA (TR) – Chiba Prefectural Police on Friday charged the president of a real estate company with renting the rooms of a love hotel in Narita City to a fuzoku (sex-related) business operating illegally, reports Chiba Nippo (Jan. 24).

Officers took the 82-year-old president of Oono Shoji into custody for allegedly brokering an agreement to rent rooms in its Festa hotel with Yukihiro Takahashi, the 56-year-old manager of “delivery health” service Honey Drippers, while knowing that the operation offered prostitution. A fee of 226,000 yen was paid in advance the following month.

In February of 2013, the agreement began and included the use of one room of Festa by Honey Drippers. By November of last year, the number of rooms allocated to the service had expanded to eight.

The total amount of money paid by Takahashi, who is currently under prosecution on charges of prostitution, to the president totaled 12 million yen.

According to a promotional Web site, the basic course at Honey Drippers requires 15,000 yen for the first 60 minutes.