3 More Arrested in Connection with Roppongi Club Studio Gate Death

Police said Thursday they have made three further arrests in relation to the Roppongi club Studio Gate where a man was beaten to death by a group of masked men wielding baseball bats in September. The total number of men arrested is 11, but none have been charged with the murder. Rather, they are charged with operating a club without a license.

Soon after the murder, the club—then named Flower—was closed, but owner Mikito Baba reopened it under the name Studio Gate on Sept 21. Police say that Baba did not apply for the appropriate license and arrested him and seven employees. A police spokesperson said that the club was also unlicensed at the time of the attack, NTV reported.

The three men arrested this week were also involved in running the club, police said.

Nobody has been arrested over the fatal beating.


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