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Tokyo cops bust foreign hostess clubs for licensing

The manager of Fureai
The manager of Fureai
TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Wednesday announced the bust of two clubs featuring foreign hostesses in Sumida Ward for licensing violations, reports the Sankei Shimbun (April 16).

Officers arrested the managers of Fureai, a 39-year-old Bangladeshi, and Club Amber, a 33-year-old naturalized Japanese, for operating a business without a proper license.

According to Nippon News Network (April 15), the manager of Fureai also illegally paid 50,000 yen each month to Tomio Hiraki, 64, for use of his name for the rental contract. Hiraki was also arrested.

Both businesses, located near near JR Kinshicho Station, have earned an average of 9.5 million yen per month over the past year and a half, police said, according to the Yomiuri Shimbun (April 16).

The matter came to light after Fureai was busted earlier this year for aggressive street touting.