The vice president of a taxi company in Tokyo has been arrested for allegedly running an illegal gambling ring with his employees, police said Saturday.
The suspect, Kazuhiro Kimura, 56, is accused of renting an apartment near the company offices in Setagaya Ward and holding a mahjong game for eight employees on Nov 9, TV Asahi repoted.
Police say the group, which went under the name "Mahjong Lovers Group," consisted of around 30 members in total. According to police, players who did not have cash were permitted to stake their future wages, TV Asahi reported.
During police questioning, Kimura was quoted as saying the gambling benefitted everyone because he put the winnings toward a company vacation.© Japan Today