Bar host arrested for assaulting girlfriend over Y615,000 bill


Police in Tokyo have arrested a 21-year-old male university student, who was working as a bar host in Tokyo’s Kabukicho district, on suspicion of assaulting his girlfriend.

According to police, Yusuke Sakai, a second-year Hosei University student, summoned his 19-year-old girlfriend to his residence in Shinjuku Ward on March 1, Fuji TV reported. There, the suspect seriously injured his victim by beating her on the face and arms.

The day before the assault occurred, Sakai’s girlfriend visited his host club as a customer, where she ran up a bill of 615,000 yen. After she was unable to pay the bill, Sakai then threatened her by stating, “I won’t let you escape. I’m going to show you hell.”

Police said Sakai has admitted to the charge.

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Two spoiled little brats is what they are. I don't feel bad for any of them.

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Two spoiled little brats is what they are. I don't feel bad for any of them.

? I'm not quite sure what this poor girl has done wrong? And she has been seriously injured. And it sounds like he forces his girlfriends into his host bar to rack up ridiculous bills and then pressurises them to pay. This animal will have chimpira/ yak connections for sure. Why is she a spoiled brat and why no sympathy for her?

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He will get a small fine. No jail time. That’s how the justice system works here.

-9 ( +4 / -13 )

@Bintaro: Dude.. Very, very low..

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Two spoiled little brats is what they are. I don't feel bad for any of them.

Are you saying the woman deserved to be beaten and the man deserved to be trolled?

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If one could run up a 615,000 yen bill in one visit, seems the real crime is happening at that club

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Very common with Japanese women to do that.

Although usually they’ll take money from some less attractive guy or even their less attractive husband to fund their host bar trips.

Unless you look amazing, expect your Japanese gf to use you like a wallet and nothing more.

-10 ( +8 / -18 )

What she drank ¥615,000 of alcohol and still remembers anything?

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They won't, but the university should kick him out. Assault is criminal and he has done it for a very petty reason. For those who don't understand host clubs, he will have made her run up the bill for his own commission. She will be leaching off another man, her family, and/or will be doing sex work. Rather than simply pouring expensive drinks, hosts work on commission to leach women and are ranked on their ability to do so. The leaching is done by getting them to buy champagne at crazy markups.

If I were principal of a university, I would kick out anyone found working as a host as "moral guidance".

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Agreed, no sympathy for either of them. She racked up that staggering bill and though she could get away with it, and someone has likely threatened the boy into getting the money out of her.

Well, hopefully shes learned her lesson and will be more careful when trying to rip off boyfriends

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The girl is under the legal drinking age, so it seems like there should be charges related to that filed against the bar and the girl, and her boyfriend too. Of course if she wasn’t drinking alcohol that means there was an awful lot of Oolong tea and assorted fruit and cheese platters being consumed, and heavy alcohol consumption by the hosts.

A lot of the women who patronize these host bars are bar hostesses themselves and it can’t be said they are being unknowingly tricked.

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But no matter how high a bill they rack up, beatings, coercion, or other threats of violence are not justified ever.

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Ok, so an assault happened, but does anyone want to explain why the girl is being let off here?

In case you forgot:

Drinking under the age of 20 is illegal in Japan

in this case, it seems likely the boyfriend was made responsible for the debt she incurred. Does that not also constitute fraud?

I do not condone assault under any circumstances, but the police and the public here have lost the plot. The girl was committing a crime by simply ordering drinks in that establishment.

What is going on here?

Double standards harm everybody. Enforce the law as it was written. The host is a loser and deserves his sentence, but the girl also broke the law by drinking as a minor, and likely committed fraud by shoving the debt onto her boyfriend. Why is that OK?

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I'd be pretty ticked off too but there is no justification for him beating her up. Don't go drinking if you can't afford to pay, lady.

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Sounds like a piece of work. Who tries to get their gf or bf a huge bill.

He should be charged with deceiving someone into debt maliciously as well as assault on a lady. She is also an idiot for racking up a bill like that, but only if she can’t pay.

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Women who can't pay their bills usually work them off in the fuzoku, delivery health, soaplands, kyabakura; while guys go to the nuclear power plants or constructions sites, three 'K' work.

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Of course, she might have splurged on the night in question. Might have thrown caution to the wind - maybe their relationship was in a downward spiral.

Whatever the reason, there is no excuse for the guy to assault her.

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A gangster and his moll, nothing more, nothing less.

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There is something missing in this story about her going there in the first place. Maybe she was invited and thought everything she did was going to be on the house which turned out not to be the case. Maybe she was feeling insecure because her boyfriend has a job flirting with other women. There can be many reasons.

I saw a documentary on these host clubs recently and good bottles of champagne they use can cost over 100,000yen or much more. Women can come out paying millions of yen by the time they leave.

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If I was still married, and came home after having a Y600,000+ bill at a Hostess Club, my wife would BEAT me TOO.

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I don't approve violence against women, but at the same time we don't know what she did in return. To assume the guy is guilty 100% and the woman completely innocent is called feminism. They always blame the man, while giving a free pass to women, even if their in the wrong, like cheating, lying, taking the money, the children and running away.

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Maybe I’m just an old fashioned Krusty but if a woman is really a special girlfriend, we will go out together and I will pay for her. At the very least, we will split the bill. What kind of “boyfriend” treats a woman this way? I think she is a moron and he is a greaseball.

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615,000 yen bar tab? How does this even happen? What was really going on?

That's baka money!

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Nobody assumes she's 100% guilt free, you made that up. And your statement contradicts itself.

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How in the hell do run up a bill to the tune 615.000 man? Who is working at this bar to drive the price up to these levels? As far as the beating. What an animal for beating up on woman.No excuse for that. But seriously that is some serious money for just sitting down with a Japanese dude and drinking and talking. There is more to the story here.

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No doubt what he's REALLY mad about is the fact that she made SEVERAL TRIPS to the VIP Section...THAT's where the Y600,000 bill came from :)

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"I won’t let you escape"

I remember the Dark Overlord telling Howard something similar in the movie Howard the Duck.

Some real horrifying threats happening in Kabukicho tonight!

I wonder if the host is gonna construct a cage.

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Why did he let her run up such a large bill.  Watch her spending .... Now the boyfriend will have to pay the bill cause you know the owners want their money ...

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