Japan: The cabarets disguised as Maid-cafes continue to be a problem in Akihabara

Japan: The cabarets disguised as Maid-cafes continue to be a problem in Akihabara

In the Akihabara neighborhood in Tokyo in Japan, establishments with illegal operations disguised as Maid-Cafes have become a problem. The background responds to the bars have been reduced their hours of operations, so "they become" in Maid-cafes on the outside simply to be able to operate as a restaurant and stay active longer. The residents of the area have raised multiple complaints, and the police and the government are beginning to take action in this regard.

Japan: The cabarets disguised as Maid-cafes continue to be a problem in Akihabara

"Acquénse!", It screams a woman with a miniskirt and a maid outfit with a smile to the passers-by. Pretty entrance the night on a day, under the statement of emergency state in Tokyo, women of this type were already populating the streets of Akihabara. These girls invite pedestrians to visit the alleged "Maid-Cafés" and the "Con-Cafés" (Concept Cafés) in nearby buildings. However, you can also notice the presence of a man with suit that monitors women doing these activities.

It should be noted that a "con-coffee" is a thematic cafeteria, so a "maid-coffee" is in fact a kind of "con-coffee". It is said that there are around 200 thematic coffee shops in the Akihabara neighborhood, but according to the local police station, the cabarets in Shinjuku and Ikebukuro have moved to this area after the ravages caused by the Covid-19. The latter has generated that the flow of visitors intensify, which caused an emergency state in Tokyo and, in turn, caused these establishments to test this new mechanics to do business.

Source: The Chunichi Shimbun

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