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Roppongi club banning Japanese busted for licensing violations

The 36-year-old manager of Platinum
The 36-year-old manager of Platinum
TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Monday busted a hostess club in the Roppongi entertainment area that only allowed foreign customers for licensing violations, reports TBS News (Feb. 12).

Officers raided Platinum and arrested the 36-year-old manager, a Nigerian national, and three other employees for operating the club without a license under the Law Regulating Adult Entertainment Businesses.

On February 1, Brazilian and Indonesian hostesses are alleged to have entertained an American customer.

According to police, street touts for Platinum denied entry to Japanese customers in order to prevent a bust by law enforcement. “Since Japanese customers could be the police, they are prohibited to enter,” said the manager, who has reportedly denied the allegations.

The club has reportedly been the scene of successive incidents in which customers have been confined until they pay large sums of money, reports Nippon News Network (Feb. 12).

Since last March, Platinum has collected 100 million yen in revenue.