Host club employee arrested for threatening girlfriend


A 25-year-old man who works as a host at a club in Tokyo's Kabukicho district has been arrested for trying to extort 3 million yen from his girlfriend by threatening her.

According to police, Hiroyuki Hashimoto forced his girlfriend to sign an IOU stating that she owed him 3 million yen, TV Asahi reported. Police said he threatened to kill her and her family if she didn't sign it.

After the woman fled, Hashimoto emailed her mother and demanded to know where her daughter was and that she owed him money. However, the woman's mother contacted the police who arrested Hashimoto.

Police said Wednesday that Hashimoto is also suspected of beating up another woman in her 20s in July. In that case, the woman suffered broken bones, police said.

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Good on that girl and her mother now put some restraining order against him after he serves his time in prison

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He might not be so "host-like" pretty when he gets out of jail at least.

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So is 'boyfriend' just a euphanism for pimp?

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Police said he threatened to kill her and her family if she didn’t sign it.

Some real tough guy beating up on 20 year old women. If he looks like any of the guys I have seen outside these bars, he may not really be so tough after all.

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Get him off the streets.

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Lock this loser up

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Typical wanna be gangster pos!

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Finally, action taken before a tragedy occured

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@ jonobugs - No, but girlfriend is a euphemism for customer.

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Hashimoto was arrested this week for allegedly threatening and attempting to extort over 3 million yen, in August, from his now ex-girlfriend. The timing is an important detail missing from the article (Some readers seem to think the police acted with dispatch).

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