Not sure if new management or just a change of policy, but the hours and prices are different. As you mentioned, they now open at noon instead of 9am (which is a real kick in the head since I liked going round for an early lunch). Also, the 20 minute session is 4,32o yen and the rest of the time blocks adjusted proportionally. Finally some of the girls did move on. I spoke with Maria before she left and she mentioned that she was quitting at the end of the month. I suppose Jun went too (both of my favorites gone in one fell swoop). Still for the price and convenience, it's hard to beat Hinomaru.