Police in Tokyo have arrested the 32-year-old manager of a bar for employing high school girls as hostesses.
According to police, Yuichi Yamada, who runs a “girls bar” called DIOSA in Yushima, Bunkyo Ward, employed four girls aged 15 to 17 to work late at night in September and October, in violation of labor regulations, Fuji TV reported. In Japan, it is illegal to employ anyone under the age of 18 to work between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Yamada has been charged with violating the Labor Standards Law.
Police said that for past seven months, sales at Yamada’s establishment were around 40 million yen and it is reported that some girls even earned 300,000 yen a month. According to police reports, Yamada is also a member of the Yamaguchi-gumi crime syndicate.© Japan Today