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Roppongi cabaret clubs evaded ¥91 million in taxes

Burlesque Tokyo
Burlesque Tokyo

TOKYO (TR) – The president of a company that manages a cabaret club in the Roppongi entertainment district has been charged with evading a total of 91 million in taxes by the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau, reports the Mainichi Shimbun (Jan. 22).

According to documents filed with the Tokyo District Court, Ryota Naito, the 43-year-old president of Minawase, which operates club Dragon Tokyo, is alleged to have evaded 69 million in taxes on 270 million yen income accrued over a three-year period ending in March of 2014.

Naito had previously served as president of Office 99, the operator of club Burlesque Tokyo. While heading that company, Naito is alleged to have submitted an under-reported income of 90 million yen and evaded 22 million yen in taxes.

Burlesque Tokyo is termed a “show pub,” in which women dress in alluring costumers and perform dance shows. The club has been featured on television programs on numerous occasions.

Dragon Tokyo, a “boy’s bar” which opened in May of 2006, features shows starring male performers.

Naito is believed to have kept the unpaid taxes at his residence. A request for an interview by the Mainichi with a representative of Minawase was denied.