Six people, including the manager of this store, were arrested on suspicion of violating the Child Welfare Act, saying that they were working at a girls bar in Sumida Ward, Tokyo.
Six people have denied or partially denied the charges.
A total of six people were arrested, including Ryoji Kato (44), the owner of a girls bar in Sumida Ward, Tokyo.
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, in October last year, there was a suspicion of violating the Child Welfare Law for hiring a 13-year-old second-year junior high school girl to entertain guests.
The female student started working at this store through an acquaintance's introduction, and was made to entertain her from 4:00 a.m. to around noon for seven days in nearly a month.
At the store, there was a rule that employees paid for their costumes at their own expense, and had to pay cash as a "fine" when they fell asleep. It was about 1000 yen to 8000 yen per day.
In response to the investigation, the management said, "I didn't know he was under 15," and denied or partially denied the charges.
The Metropolitan Police Department is investigating in detail that it has been confirmed that several other female employees under the age of 18 were working at this store.