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Osaka transvestite bar busted for licensing violations

Tobita Shinchi
The transvestite bar Chu- was operating illegally under the Law Regulating Adult Entertainment Businesses
TOKYO (TR) – Osaka Prefectural Police on Friday busted a transvestite in bar in Minami Ward for operating illegally, reports Sports Hochi (June 14).

At 11:15 p.m., officers took Anna Ueda, 34, the manager of club Chu-, into custody for violating the Law Regulating Adult Entertainment Businesses after discovering two employees serving one customer alcohol and food. The club did not have a license to provide such services.

The manager has reportedly admitted to the allegations. “Since I have been operating a drinking establishment for a long time, I knew that needed proper authorization,” said Ueda.

According to investigators, Chu- opened in August of last year. The nature of its business came to light when employees were seen soliciting customers in the street in April.

In May, Ueda submitted a document saying that her operation was within the bounds of the law.