Police in Tokyo have stepped up patrols in popular nightlife areas such as Shibuya, Shinjuku and Roppongi in an effort to reduce the presence of touts who stand outside shops or on corners and attempt to lure customers to their establishments with promises of cute waitresses, cheap drinks and other attractions.

Police said adult establishments like massage parlors, bars and karaoke joints will be prohibited from pulling in customers during December and early January.

TBS reported that on Wednesday night, police officers and local citizens went around to adult establishments and warned them not to pressure passersby.

Police said there have been a number of complaints from citizens complaining about touts who pressure them into visiting bars, and then demand exorbitant prices for the services rendered.

Japan Today

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