Mototsugu Katagiri, chairman of the Kabukicho merchants’ association in Tokyo. As Tokyo prepares to host the Olympics in five years’ time, police and businesses are cleaning up the notorious adult playground amid a surge in scamming and aggressive hawking. (The Guardian)© Japan Today
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We don’t want to erase the atmosphere of the Kabukicho I knew when I was younger, but just force out the bad places. We want this to be a place where Japanese people and foreign tourists alike can com
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