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Tokyo cops bust Takadanobaba massage parlor for sex

TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police on Tuesday announced the bust of an aesthetic massage parlor in Shinjuku Ward for licensing violations, reports TBS News (April 7).

Officers took the 35-year-old manager of Cat2, located near JR Takadanobaba Station, into custody for allegedly offering customers sexual services as administered by masseuses in private rooms — a violation of the Law Regulating Adult Entertainment Businesses.

The suspect, a Chinese national, has reportedly admitted to the allegations. “If we offer a regular massage, the customers won’t come,” the manager is quoted by police.

Since opening in 2008, Cat2 has collected 280 million yen in revenue and served 20,000 customers, police said. The salon employed more than 10 female masseuses.

According to promotional Web sites, Cat2, which was said to offer oil, relaxation and aroma massages, charged 9,000 yen for the first 60 minutes of service.