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Police said Tuesday they have warned an official of a video production company for failing to obtain a permit for a video shoot with U.S. pop singer Mariah Carey in a busy part of Tokyo.

The 41-year-old official was issued with a verbal reprimand after the impromptu shoot took place at around 9:40 p.m. Monday outside Shibuya Station.

With several hundred people stopping to watch, the incident caused a commotion and a traffic jam.

After her car passed the crowded Hachiko exit, Carey, 32, reportedly told her staff that she wanted to shoot there. The company has submitted a written apology over the 15-minute shoot.

Japanese pop singer Hiromi Go caused a similar stir in August 1999 by holding an impromptu live show at a Shibuya intersection, standing atop a trailer.

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