Businesses formally registered as massage parlors
, excluding those reserved for people with sight disabilities, total 35 in Beijing, he said.
Luckily, the security guard and eight of the massage parlor
's personnel were inside the establishment and were not harmed when the explosion happened.
Big West Ocean is one of an uncalculated number of recently established Shanghai massage parlors geared toward Japanese people, about 40,000 of whom live in the city.
Although no one knows the number of massage parlors catering to Japanese, legal or otherwise, people familiar with Shanghai's nightlife unanimously say they exist.
One 55-year-old man died in hospital after falling from the sixth floor and another man, aged about 50, was found dead lying on a bed inside the massage parlor.
The victims were among about a dozen employees and customers who were inside the massage parlor, which operates around the clock, at the time.
ZAMBOANGA CITY -- Police said they have arrested three suspects in Monday night's explosion that damaged two massage parlors
The Tokyo metropolitan education board said the teacher should have stopped the students from entering the massage parlor
no matter how difficult it was to do.
With the help of a South Korean accomplice, she introduced dozens of Thai women, who entered South Korea on tourist visas, to massage parlors
from September last year to May this year and took tens of millions won as fees for the brokering, the ministry said.
From Hong Kong massage parlors
to Taiwanese betel-nut stands, Japanese love hotels to Filipino dance halls, photographer Reagan Louie spent six years patrolling Asia's underground sex dens in search of his subject.
Canadians, including owners of massage parlors
, are waiting for the landmark decision of the Canadian Supreme Court on Friday on the validity of the country's current anti-prostitution law.
The Phnom Penh municipality said Wednesday it will seek measures to control karaoke and massage parlors
in the Cambodian capital, saying the current boom of entertainment places has created social disorder by annoying neighbors and disturbing students trying to study.