TOKYO (TR) – Tokyo Metropolitan Police have busted of a bar in the 2-chome gay quarter of Shinjuku Ward for licensing violations, reports TV Asahi (Feb. 10) .
Early on Tuesday morning, officers from the Yotsuya Police Station, took Akira Ohashi, the 26-year-old manager of Bar 9 Monsters, into custody for providing customers with entertainment without a proper license under the Law Regulating Adult Entertainment Businesses.
Ohashi denies the allegations, telling police that his employees did not provide entertainment.
Police said that since Bar 9 Monsters offers discounted prices to gay customers problems over money have erupted in the establishment.
According to TBS News (Feb. 10), Bar 9 Monsters has served approximately 2,400 customers and collected more than 60 million yen in sales over the past three years.
The 2-chome area includes approximately 450 bars and restaurants catering to primarily gay clientele.