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TREVOR'S JOURNEY WITH CEREBRAL PALSYI JEN. FOR THE FIRST TIME WE'RE HEARING FROM A PROMINENT LOCAL ATTORNEY CONVICTED OF RACKETEERING AND OTHER CHARGES RELATED TO AN INTERNET GAMING SCHEME THAT RACKED UP $300 MILLION IN PROFITS. MONEY SUPPOSED TO GO TO VETERANS BUT ONLY A SMALL PERCENTAGE ACTUALLY DID ACCORDING TO PROSECUTORS. THEY ARGUED THAT JACKSONVILLE LAWYER KELLY MATHIS WAS THE MASTER BEHIND BEHIND THE OPERATION. 57 PEOPLE ARRESTED, AMONG THEM THE NOW FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE NELSON CUBA AND VICE PRESIDENT ROBBIE FREITAS. IS. EACH TOOK PLEA DEALS, CUBA WAS ORDERED TO SERVE ONE YEAR UNDER HOUSE ARREST THE OTHER TWO RECEIVED NO JAIL TIME. KELLY MATHIS DID NOT. HE WAS SENTENCED IN FEBRUARY OF LAST YEAR TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON. THE ONLY REASON HE HAS NOT -- NOT BEHIND BARS IS BECAUSE THE JUDGE ALLOWED HIM TO REMAIN OUT ON BAIL PENDING HIS APPEAL. KELLY MATH EXIST HIS ATTORNEY RICH STONE ARE JOINING US THIS MORNING. I APPRECIATE IT. MR. MATHIS YOU ARE ADAMANT THAT YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING WRONG, THAW THAT YOU ARE INNOCENT, WHY? I STILL BELIEVE THAT. I'M ABSOLUTELY INNOCENT. I DID NOT NOTHING MORE THAN ANY ATTORNEY WOULD DO IN REPRESENTING HIS CLIENT. I PROVIDED LEGALLED A VIERKS I PROVIDED ADVOCACY AND LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO MY EXPLIENT THAT IS WHAT ATTORNEYS DO. UNFORTUNATELY, THE PROSECUTOR DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THAT. THEY HAD NEVER PRACTICED PRIVATE CIVIL LAW, THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THAT ATTORNEYS GET INVOLVED ON THE FRONT END TO REPRESENT CLIENT, HELP THEM NAVIGATE THE MURKINESS OF THE LAW, HELP PROVIDE LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND THAT IS WHAT I DID. I KNOW YOUR ATTORNEY MITCH STONE ARGUED THAT YOU WANTED MORE ABILITY TO CALL, THERE WAS OTHER EVIDENCE, OTHER EVIDENCE IN PARTICULAR AND THE JUDGE SAID NO, YOU COULDN'T DO IT. WHY WAS THAT SO PIVOTAL TO YOU IN GETTING A CONVICTION AND NOT CLEARING YOUR CLIENT'S NAME. JUST SO WE'RE STRAIGHT WE DID PUT OVER EVIDENCE ON IT DIDN'T GET IN FRONT OF THE JURY. THAT INCLUDED OTHER LAWYERS, THAT INCLUDED POLITICIANS, THAT INCLUDED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, ALL WHO LISTENED TO WHAT KELLY MATHIS HAD TO SAY, WITH REGARD TO HIS ADVICE AND HIS KLINE, BY VIRTUE OF THE FACT WE WERE NOT ABLE TO TO REALLY DO THAT, THE JURY WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT KELLY WAS THE ONLY ONE WITH THAT VOICE AND I THINK THE APPELLATE COURT WILL LOOK AT THAT STRONGLY. PROSECUTORS WERE CLEAR THEY FELT THESE INTERNET GAMING CAFES WERE MINI CASINOS THAT THIS WAS CAPITALBLING, BUT YOU STILL AGREE WITH THAT. THAT WAS THEIR THEORY OF PROSECUTION, BUT THAT THEORY OF PROSECUTION HAD NEVER BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA ONLY TWICE BEFORE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAD A PROSECUTOR CLAIMED THAT THESE WERE ILLEGAL AND THAT THEY WENT TO TRIAL, I TRIED BOTH CASES AND WON BOTH CASES WITH THE JUDGE OR THE JURY FINDING MY CLIENTS DID NOTHING WRONG. THAT WAS THEIR THEORY, MY JOB AS A LAWYER WAS TO ADVOCATE MY CLIENT'S POSITION AND IT WASN'T A POSITION I CAME TO JUST OFF THE CUFF, I SPENT MONTHS AND MONTHS DOING THE LEGAL ROIRCHTION I CAME TO A CONCLUSION AND ADVOCATED THAT POSITION AND MY POSITION WAS SIMPLY THAT THEY WERE IN FACT LEGAL IF THEY OPERATED IN A CERTAIN FASHION AND TO MY KNOWLEDGE THAT IS HOW THEY OPERATED THE PROSECUTION DISAGREES, HAPPENS THAT HAPPENS SOMETIMES LAWYERS DISAGREE, THE PROBLEM WITH THIS CASE THEY THEN GO BACK AGAINST THE ATTORNEY AND SAY, NO YOUR ADVICE SIX OR SEVEN YEARS AGO WAS WRONG, ADVICE THAT MOST ATTORNEYS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, VIRTUALLY ALL, THE STATE OF FLORIDA AGREED WITH MY POSITION, THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE THAT REGULATED SWEEP STAKES, THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, AGREED WITH MY POSITION. LAW ENFORCEMENT AND STATE ATTORNEYS THROUGHOUT THE STATE AGREED WITH MY POSITION. THIS PROSECUTOR DIDN'T. OKAY, SO KEEPING THAT IN MIND, THEN, I MEAN, YOU HAVE YOU'RE A PROMINENT ATTORNEY, VERY SUCCESSFUL LAW ENFORCEMENT, YOU HAVE FOUR CHILDREN, MARRIED, WHY RISK IT? I MEAN INTERNET CAFES IN MY 16 YEARS OF REPORTING IN JACKSONVILLE, I'VE BEEN ON TWO, FREE BUS INVOLVING THESE STOREFRONTS WHY RISK SIT IN. I WAS WORKING AS A LAWYER AND WE'RE IN A SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE A CLIENT THAT COMES INTO OUR OFFICE AND SAYS, I NEED LEGAL ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION IN AN AREA OF THE LAW. AND WE RESEARCH THAT AREA OF THE LAW, WE COME TO A CONCLUSION, WE CAN ADVOCATE FOR THAT CLIENT, THAT IS WHAT LAWYERS DO, IF WE'RE FORCED IN A SITUATION WHERE A CLIENT COMES IN OUR OFFICE AND WE SAY, I'M SORRY, I CAN'T RISK IT, I CAN'T GIVE YOU LEGAL ADVICE, I CAN'T REPRESENT YOU, WHERE IS THAT CLIENT LEFT? WHAT ARE THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THAT IF PEOPLE THAT NEED LEGAL ADVICE, NEED LEGAL REPRESENTATION SIMPLY CAN'T GET IT AND LEFT TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES AND THAT IS PART OF WHAT THE PROSECUTION SAID IN THIS CASE, WELL, MR. MATHIS, YOU SHOULD HAVE SIMPLY TOLD US THOSE CLIENTS NO, YOU CAN'T HELP THEM, WELL, WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE CLIENT? DON'T CLIENTS DESERVE THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE LEGAL ADVICE? DON'T THEY DESERVE THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION? EVEN YOU KNOW, CRIMINALS CONVICTED OF CRIMES OR CHARGED WITH HEINOUS CRIMES, MURDER, THEY'RE ENTITLED TO LEGAL REPRESENTATION, THAT IS WHAT OUR SYSTEM IS FOUNDED ON. SO, I WAS COMFORTABLE IN MY DECISION, AS A MATTER OF FACT, MY DECISION WAS AGREED TO BY MOST EARN ATTORNEYS THROUGHOUT THE STATE, I WASN'T SOMETHING THAT I WAS OUT ON A LIMB SOMEWHERE WITH SOME CRAZY HERERY ON HOW TO SELL CRACK COKE TAKEN LEGALLY. I RESEARCHED AND STUDIED THIS AREA OF THE LAW FOR YEARS. BEFORE THIS PROSECUTOR KNEW A SINGLE THING ABOUT GAMBLING. LET ME INTERRUPT YOU HERE BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO PAUSE FOR A COMMERCIAL BREAK BECAUSE I WANT TO COME BADGE. IF THAT IS IS TRULY HOW YOU FEEL, MY NEXT QUESTION IS WHY

TREVOR'S JOURNEY WITH CEREBRAL PALSYI JEN. FOR THE FIRST TIME WE'RE HEARING FROM A PROMINENT LOCAL ATTORNEY CONVICTED OF RACKETEERING AND OTHER CHARGES RELATED TO AN INTERNET GAMING SCHEME THAT RACKED UP $300 MILLION IN PROFITS. MONEY SUPPOSED TO GO TO VETERANS BUT ONLY A SMALL PERCENTAGE ACTUALLY DID ACCORDING TO PROSECUTORS. THEY ARGUED THAT JACKSONVILLE LAWYER KELLY MATHIS WAS THE MASTER BEHIND BEHIND THE OPERATION. 57 PEOPLE ARRESTED, AMONG THEM THE NOW FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE NELSON CUBA AND VICE PRESIDENT ROBBIE FREITAS. IS. EACH TOOK PLEA DEALS, CUBA WAS ORDERED TO SERVE ONE YEAR UNDER HOUSE ARREST THE OTHER TWO RECEIVED NO JAIL TIME. KELLY MATHIS DID NOT. HE WAS SENTENCED IN FEBRUARY OF LAST YEAR TO SIX YEARS IN PRISON. THE ONLY REASON HE HAS NOT -- NOT BEHIND BARS IS BECAUSE THE JUDGE ALLOWED HIM TO REMAIN OUT ON BAIL PENDING HIS APPEAL. KELLY MATH EXIST HIS ATTORNEY RICH STONE ARE JOINING US THIS MORNING. I APPRECIATE IT. MR. MATHIS YOU ARE ADAMANT THAT YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING WRONG, THAW THAT YOU ARE INNOCENT, WHY? I STILL BELIEVE THAT. I'M ABSOLUTELY INNOCENT. I DID NOT NOTHING MORE THAN ANY ATTORNEY WOULD DO IN REPRESENTING HIS CLIENT. I PROVIDED LEGALLED A VIERKS I PROVIDED ADVOCACY AND LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO MY EXPLIENT THAT IS WHAT ATTORNEYS DO. UNFORTUNATELY, THE PROSECUTOR DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THAT. THEY HAD NEVER PRACTICED PRIVATE CIVIL LAW, THEY DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THAT ATTORNEYS GET INVOLVED ON THE FRONT END TO REPRESENT CLIENT, HELP THEM NAVIGATE THE MURKINESS OF THE LAW, HELP PROVIDE LEGAL REPRESENTATION AND THAT IS WHAT I DID. I KNOW YOUR ATTORNEY MITCH STONE ARGUED THAT YOU WANTED MORE ABILITY TO CALL, THERE WAS OTHER EVIDENCE, OTHER EVIDENCE IN PARTICULAR AND THE JUDGE SAID NO, YOU COULDN'T DO IT. WHY WAS THAT SO PIVOTAL TO YOU IN GETTING A CONVICTION AND NOT CLEARING YOUR CLIENT'S NAME. JUST SO WE'RE STRAIGHT WE DID PUT OVER EVIDENCE ON IT DIDN'T GET IN FRONT OF THE JURY. THAT INCLUDED OTHER LAWYERS, THAT INCLUDED POLITICIANS, THAT INCLUDED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, ALL WHO LISTENED TO WHAT KELLY MATHIS HAD TO SAY, WITH REGARD TO HIS ADVICE AND HIS KLINE, BY VIRTUE OF THE FACT WE WERE NOT ABLE TO TO REALLY DO THAT, THE JURY WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT KELLY WAS THE ONLY ONE WITH THAT VOICE AND I THINK THE APPELLATE COURT WILL LOOK AT THAT STRONGLY. PROSECUTORS WERE CLEAR THEY FELT THESE INTERNET GAMING CAFES WERE MINI CASINOS THAT THIS WAS CAPITALBLING, BUT YOU STILL AGREE WITH THAT. THAT WAS THEIR THEORY OF PROSECUTION, BUT THAT THEORY OF PROSECUTION HAD NEVER BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA ONLY TWICE BEFORE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAD A PROSECUTOR CLAIMED THAT THESE WERE ILLEGAL AND THAT THEY WENT TO TRIAL, I TRIED BOTH CASES AND WON BOTH CASES WITH THE JUDGE OR THE JURY FINDING MY CLIENTS DID NOTHING WRONG. THAT WAS THEIR THEORY, MY JOB AS A LAWYER WAS TO ADVOCATE MY CLIENT'S POSITION AND IT WASN'T A POSITION I CAME TO JUST OFF THE CUFF, I SPENT MONTHS AND MONTHS DOING THE LEGAL ROIRCHTION I CAME TO A CONCLUSION AND ADVOCATED THAT POSITION AND MY POSITION WAS SIMPLY THAT THEY WERE IN FACT LEGAL IF THEY OPERATED IN A CERTAIN FASHION AND TO MY KNOWLEDGE THAT IS HOW THEY OPERATED THE PROSECUTION DISAGREES, HAPPENS THAT HAPPENS SOMETIMES LAWYERS DISAGREE, THE PROBLEM WITH THIS CASE THEY THEN GO BACK AGAINST THE ATTORNEY AND SAY, NO YOUR ADVICE SIX OR SEVEN YEARS AGO WAS WRONG, ADVICE THAT MOST ATTORNEYS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, VIRTUALLY ALL, THE STATE OF FLORIDA AGREED WITH MY POSITION, THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE THAT REGULATED SWEEP STAKES, THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS, AGREED WITH MY POSITION. LAW ENFORCEMENT AND STATE ATTORNEYS THROUGHOUT THE STATE AGREED WITH MY POSITION. THIS PROSECUTOR DIDN'T. OKAY, SO KEEPING THAT IN MIND, THEN, I MEAN, YOU HAVE YOU'RE A PROMINENT ATTORNEY, VERY SUCCESSFUL LAW ENFORCEMENT, YOU HAVE FOUR CHILDREN, MARRIED, WHY RISK IT? I MEAN INTERNET CAFES IN MY 16 YEARS OF REPORTING IN JACKSONVILLE, I'VE BEEN ON TWO, FREE BUS INVOLVING THESE STOREFRONTS WHY RISK SIT IN. I WAS WORKING AS A LAWYER AND WE'RE IN A SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE A CLIENT THAT COMES INTO OUR OFFICE AND SAYS, I NEED LEGAL ADVICE AND REPRESENTATION IN AN AREA OF THE LAW. AND WE RESEARCH THAT AREA OF THE LAW, WE COME TO A CONCLUSION, WE CAN ADVOCATE FOR THAT CLIENT, THAT IS WHAT LAWYERS DO, IF WE'RE FORCED IN A SITUATION WHERE A CLIENT COMES IN OUR OFFICE AND WE SAY, I'M SORRY, I CAN'T RISK IT, I CAN'T GIVE YOU LEGAL ADVICE, I CAN'T REPRESENT YOU, WHERE IS THAT CLIENT LEFT? WHAT ARE THE RAMIFICATIONS OF THAT IF PEOPLE THAT NEED LEGAL ADVICE, NEED LEGAL REPRESENTATION SIMPLY CAN'T GET IT AND LEFT TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES AND THAT IS PART OF WHAT THE PROSECUTION SAID IN THIS CASE, WELL, MR. MATHIS, YOU SHOULD HAVE SIMPLY TOLD US THOSE CLIENTS NO, YOU CAN'T HELP THEM, WELL, WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE CLIENT? DON'T CLIENTS DESERVE THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE LEGAL ADVICE? DON'T THEY DESERVE THE RIGHT TO RECEIVE LEGAL REPRESENTATION? EVEN YOU KNOW, CRIMINALS CONVICTED OF CRIMES OR CHARGED WITH HEINOUS CRIMES, MURDER, THEY'RE ENTITLED TO LEGAL REPRESENTATION, THAT IS WHAT OUR SYSTEM IS FOUNDED ON. SO, I WAS COMFORTABLE IN MY DECISION, AS A MATTER OF FACT, MY DECISION WAS AGREED TO BY MOST EARN ATTORNEYS THROUGHOUT THE STATE, I WASN'T SOMETHING THAT I WAS OUT ON A LIMB SOMEWHERE WITH SOME CRAZY HERERY ON HOW TO SELL CRACK COKE TAKEN LEGALLY. I RESEARCHED AND STUDIED THIS AREA OF THE LAW FOR YEARS. BEFORE THIS PROSECUTOR KNEW A SINGLE THING ABOUT GAMBLING. LET ME INTERRUPT YOU HERE BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO PAUSE FOR A COMMERCIAL BREAK BECAUSE I WANT TO COME BADGE. IF THAT IS IS TRULY HOW YOU FEEL, MY NEXT QUESTION IS WHY

Uzbekistan’s guardians of moral values have imposed a curfew on Internet cafes in Tashkent, which they believe are perverting the nation’s teens, encouraging them to view material “contradicting our national mentality.”
 
According to new rules issued by the Tashkent mayor’s office, Internet cafes and computer clubs must close by 9 p.m., with immediate effect. City hall says the curfew is needed because of the existence of “clips, pictures, sites, and films advocating aggression, brutality, and immorality, which exert a negative influence on minors and are one of the main causes of the increase in the number of crimes among young people.” As a further reason, the decree cites “the increase in the number of Internet cafes and computer clubs” in the capital.
 
The decree (which was passed on February 18 and came into force as it was published on February 25—just ahead of a presidential election next month) also banned minors from being in Internet cafes in school time or “at a late hour” without the presence of a parent or adult guardian. It did not specify what was meant by a “late hour,” but that is evidently before 9 p.m.
 
The decree also imposes a sweeping – and hard to define and enforce – ban on the existence “in the establishment’s computer memory” of any material “advocating immorality, religious extremism, [and] nationalism in the form of computer games, or their use through the Internet.”
 
The administration of Islam Karimov has long been obsessed with promoting “Uzbek values” to counter the risk of foreign influences perverting the nation’s youth. Tashkent rails against Western imports like rap music, officially discourages celebrations of Valentine’s Day (deemed to breed terrorists) frowns on Santa Claus, and has condemned foreign toys as liable to undermine these so-called “Uzbek values.”
 
To diminish young people’s exposure to such menaces, Uzbekistan has set up its own social networking sites, cloning global successes like Facebook and Twitter to keep users inside the tightly controlled Uzbekistan Internet domain. But these sites have failed to rival the popularity of their Western and Russian originals. Last month, the authorities announced plans for another state-sponsored social network (as yet unnamed) to be created this year.
 
To counter all the negative material that is flooding the brains of web-savvy kids, the mayor’s office ordered Internet cafes to post material with “patriotic content” in Internet cafe booths. It also ordered the local authorities in each district of Tashkent to draw up lists of Internet cafes in order to keep better track of them.
 
The decree also orders Internet cafes to snoop on users and inform on any found accessing extremist or terrorist sites online, or engaged in “other suspicious actions.” Cafes must report such cases to the law-enforcement bodies and preserve the evidence.

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    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    There are loads of internet cafes in Japan. But it seems there's only one that looks like a traditional Japanese inn. Welcome to Nagomi Style Cafe.

    Located in Tokyo's geek mecca Akihabara, this internet cafe is designed after a Kyoto inn. The Japanese word "nagomi" (和み) mean to soothe or calm. That's exactly what this net cafe aims to do!

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    So, this could also be the most relaxing and peaceful internet cafe you've ever visited.

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    The staff is decked out in traditional garb.

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Each booth is also done up in Japanese style with tatami mats. The booths are singles or doubles.

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    [via Nagomi Tsubaki]

    But traditional doesn't mean analog! Nagomi Cafe says all its computers are "high spec."

    If you get bored of surfing the net, you can also read any of the twenty-five thousand manga volumes the cafe has.

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    That's a lot of manga—many of the volumes are new, too.

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    [via Nagomi Tsubaki]

    Just don't read them all at once.

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    You can also order food and drinks.

    There's even a place to shower in case you're planning on an extended stay or just need to freshen up.

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    [via Nagomi Tsubaki]

    But don't shower in your clothes! You'll be happy to know that soap, shampoo, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and a towel are included in the shower fee, which is only a couple bucks for those using a booth.

    But how much does it cost to get a booth? First, visitors need to register for 200 yen (US$1.68). Then after that, you can reserve blocks of time. For example, three hours during a weekday is 1,280 yen ($10.75), while thirty minutes is only 300 yen ($2.52). Weekends and holidays are slightly more expensive.

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    For those interested in visiting, check out the cafe's official site or Akihabara Online for directions.

    Top photo: Akihabara Online

    All other photos: Nagomi Style Cafe | Facebook/Twitter

    To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.

    Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    There are loads of internet cafes in Japan. But it seems there's only one that looks like a traditional Japanese inn. Welcome to Nagomi Style Cafe.

    Located in Tokyo's geek mecca Akihabara, this internet cafe is designed after a Kyoto inn. The Japanese word "nagomi" (和み) mean to soothe or calm. That's exactly what this net cafe aims to do!

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    So, this could also be the most relaxing and peaceful internet cafe you've ever visited.

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    The staff is decked out in traditional garb.

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Each booth is also done up in Japanese style with tatami mats. The booths are singles or doubles.

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    [via Nagomi Tsubaki]

    But traditional doesn't mean analog! Nagomi Cafe says all its computers are "high spec."

    If you get bored of surfing the net, you can also read any of the twenty-five thousand manga volumes the cafe has.

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    That's a lot of manga—many of the volumes are new, too.

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    [via Nagomi Tsubaki]

    Just don't read them all at once.

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    You can also order food and drinks.

    There's even a place to shower in case you're planning on an extended stay or just need to freshen up.

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    [via Nagomi Tsubaki]

    But don't shower in your clothes! You'll be happy to know that soap, shampoo, a toothbrush and toothpaste, and a towel are included in the shower fee, which is only a couple bucks for those using a booth.

    But how much does it cost to get a booth? First, visitors need to register for 200 yen (US$1.68). Then after that, you can reserve blocks of time. For example, three hours during a weekday is 1,280 yen ($10.75), while thirty minutes is only 300 yen ($2.52). Weekends and holidays are slightly more expensive.

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    Japan's Most Traditional Internet Cafe

    For those interested in visiting, check out the cafe's official site or Akihabara Online for directions.

    Top photo: Akihabara Online

    All other photos: Nagomi Style Cafe | Facebook/Twitter

    To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.

    Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Armed Danish police on Sunday raided an Internet cafe in a major operation in Copenhagen near the spot where officers killed the suspected gunman behind fatal shootings, local media said.

    TV2, which reported from the scene, showed footage of armed officers in dark uniforms outside the Internet cafe and said at least two people had been taken away by police.

    “It’s part of our investigation,” a police official told broadcaster DR.

    The swoop came hours after police told reporters they were carrying out searches in several parts of the Danish capital.

    The weekend shootings — one targeting a meeting on freedom of expression, the other the city’s main synagogue — have come as a shock to Denmark, which has so far escaped any major acts of terror.

    Copenhagen police said Sunday that the two recent shootings in the Danish capital were carried out by a gunman who may have been influenced by last month’s Paris terror attacks at the headquarters of the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine and at the Hyper Cacher supermarket.

    The suspect on Sunday was identified in several Danish media outlets as Omar El-Hussein. Ekstra-Bladet, a Danish tabloid, reported that the 22-year-old, Danish-born man was released from jail only two weeks ago after serving a term for aggravated assault.

    Copenhagen Jewish community guard Dan Uzan, killed in a February 15 terrorist attack (screen capture: Channel 2)

    Copenhagen Jewish community guard Dan Uzan, killed in a February 15 terrorist attack (screen capture: Channel 2)

    Two people, including Dan Uzan, a 37-year-old security guard and member of the Copenhagen Jewish community, were killed and five police officers were wounded in the shootings, stirring fears that another terror spree was under way in a European capital a month after 17 people were killed in the Paris attacks.

    On Sunday, police said they shot and killed a man they believed had carried out both shootings. The shootings take place at a free-speech event featuring an artist who had caricatured the Prophet Muhammad and, hours later, outside a synagogue in the Danish capital.

    Uzan was killed outside the synagogue, which he was guarding at the time.

    Police have not yet released information on the identity or motives of the attacker.

    Denmark’s TV2 reported that two persons have been arrested at an internet cafe Sunday in possible connection to the Saturday shootings that rocked the Danish capital of Copenhagen.

    Police also claimed to have recovered the weapon used in the initial Copenhagen shooting and to have identified the suspect who fled the scene.

    Authorities are investigating possible links between the shootings and radical Islam.

    The man suspected of carrying out the attack was shot and killed by police early Sunday, the Associated Press reported.

    Police identified him as a 22-year-old Danish-born man.


    This story has been updated.

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    Article source: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/02/15/cops-arrest-two-in-internet-cafe-in-connection-with-danish-shooting/

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) - Computers, drugs and a loaded gun were seized from a so-called Internet café in Oildale.

    Days before that happened, Eyewitness News started investigating the Speedway Internet Café on North Chester, after getting a viewer's complaint.

    On Tuesday, the Kern County District Attorney's Office said it will continue to evaluate the evidence and plan to enforce the law.

    On Friday, the Bakersfield Police Department and Kern County Sheriff's Office Joint Vice Task Force served a search warrant at the business. Two days earlier, Eyewitness News had been inside, and talked to a man who identified himself as Barry Bradshaw, the owner.

    "You can get on the Internet, but there's no gambling," Bradshaw insisted. "No sweepstakes games."

    The room was lined with computers, and one had a screen showing several colorful icons. When asked if those were games, Bradshaw quickly clicked off that page and displayed a page for "Internet Center."


    "It's just the home screen," Bradshaw said. "You just go to the Internet Center. You have Google, Facebook, Fox News."

    The Kern County District Attorney's Office has been investigating what officials call the "sweepstakes cafes" for several years. Deputy D.A. Greg Pulskamp has told Eyewitness News he's convinced the games are illegal gambling, and players can lose a lot of money.

    "It's pretty clear they're really playing for the gambling," Pulskamp said when the investigations started. "That's why they gave up the money."

    The Internet café operators maintained the games are sweepstakes, like a customer might play at a grocery store or fast-food restaurant.

    The cafes have said they only sell things like pre-paid phone cards or Internet minutes. Bradshaw said the same last week.

    "You can't win no money here," he asserted. "There's no prizes or anything like that. You can get on the Internet for $5 an hour."

    The day Eyewitness News was there, several people were seen coming and going in the late afternoon hours. Four women were playing pool when we talked to Bradshaw.

    At some of the other Internet cafes over the past couple years, nearby businesses had complained about drugs and other illegal activity outside the facilities. Eyewitness News had heard similar concerns with Speedway Internet Cafe, but Bradshaw said that was not the case.

    Last March, an appeals court ruled the cafes do amount to illegal gambling, and the D.A. sent out letters to all cafe operators ordering them to "immediately cease and desist all gambling activity including the so-called 'sweepstakes.'"

    The businesses could stay open, but could not offer the games. It had appeared all the operations had closed completely.

    Last week, Bradshaw said he had run the sweepstakes games before the court rulings but didn't do that anymore.

    "It's not like it used to be a long time ago," he said. Bradshaw told Eyewitness News they offered the sweepstakes for about a year.

    Deputy D.A. Pulskamp didn't want to say more about the investigation into the Speedway Internet Café at this point. Other businesses in the area also said they didn't want to comment.

    The sheriff's department reported officers had gone to the business to search for evidence of illegal gambling.

    "This investigation was in response to citizen complaints, where it was reported the business contained computers with Las Vegas style slot machine programs on them," the sheriff's statement reported.

    During the investigation, they said officers seized 18 computers, and officers found methamphetamine, a loaded gun and $9,671 in cash.

    Officers said one person was questioned and released at the scene, pending more investigation. The case is being sent to the D.A. for review.

    Woman and her daughter found guilty of running a gambling house at Two Palms Cyber Caf

    UPDATED
    January 22, 2015
    By Jennie Gutierrez

    Sharlyne Miller was found guilty of 35 felony charges related to running a gambling house and operating an illegal lottery out of the Two Palms Cyber Cafe in Crawfordville, Fl.

    Two Palms originally closed after Florida banned gambling at internet cafes in 2013, but reopened its doors with new software that fall.

    Miller's attorney said the new software was designed to fall within the Florida law.

    "The legislature set out certain perimeters, what gambling is, what it's not, and basically in this case this was not gambling. It was a legal game room and it's one of those things, a creature of the legislature," defense attorney Steven Glazer said.

    The prosecution said they provided the jury with plenty of evidence to prove miller's operation was in fact gambling, and that she lied to customers about its legality.

    "An undercover operation that actually went inside without the knowledge of Ms. Miller and Ms. Olah, we also had several players who had played at the Two Palms Cyber Cafe, as well as actual forensic evidence from the Seminole County Sheriff's Office," said Brian Miller, assistant state attorney.

    Miller's daughter, Sandra Olah, who took up the business while her mother was sick, was also convicted of the same charges.

    Glazer says he's sure one of his clients will be appealing the decision.

    The sentence hearing for Miller and Olah is scheduled for March 11.


    By: Charlene Cristobal
    January 20, 2015

    CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. -- Sharlyne Miller -- owner of Two Palms Cyber Café in Crawfordville -- is one of the first in the state of Florida to stand trial for illegally running an internet café.

    Investigator Erika Buckley was part of an undercover sting and went into the café to play the games.

    "I had to go to the clerk's window, and provide them with some U.S. currency," said Buckley. "Received an account number on a printed ticket before I could go to a computer and start playing."

    Two Palms initially shut down when lawmakers banned internet cafes, but re-opened in November of 2013.

    Wakulla County Undersheriff Trey Morrison spoke with Miller before she opened the doors.

    "That it would, in fact, be illegal," said Morrison. "I did basically say that if the Sheriff's Office received a complaint, we would be bound to start an investigation. If it met a statute, then an arrest would be made or whatever appropriate action we needed to take."

    Miller's attorney, Steven Glazer, claims there are loopholes in the law, saying Two Palms does not meet the state's three-pronged definition of a gambling house.

    "There are three things that the state must prove," said Glazer. "That there was consideration given, there was a prize given out and there was chance involved...if you take chance out of the equation, this building is going to fall -- and there's no gambling house. If you take consideration out, this building falls -- and there's no gambling house. It's a very technical case."

    The trial will continue on Wednesday. It's unclear if Miller will take the stand.