Doll makers decry USJ's use of traditional dolls in haunted house

Oct 19, 2016

Doll makers decry USJ's use of traditional dolls in haunted house

An association of Japanese doll manufacturers has expressed its displeasure with Universal Studios Japan, in Osaka, saying the American film studio theme park is tarnishing the image of traditional dolls by using them in a haunted house attraction. The Tokyo-based group said Tuesday it ...

No shortage of things to do in Osaka on Halloween

Oct 29, 2015

No shortage of things to do in Osaka on Halloween

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The Internet ate up pictures of the crazy costumes in Shibuya last year, but Tokyoites aren’t the only ones enjoying Halloween in Japan. While the tentacles of terror haven’t completely made their way into the countryside, Osakans have definitely welcomed the holiday and you ...

Visitors hit record at USJ, fall at Tokyo Disney Resort

Oct 1, 2015

Visitors hit record at USJ, fall at Tokyo Disney Resort

Theme park Universal Studios Japan attracted a record number of visitors in April-September, while the number of visitors to Tokyo Disney Resort slid, albeit remaining high, data from the facilities’ operators showed. About 6.54 million people visited USJ in Osaka in the first half ...

Comcast in talks to buy stake in USJ

Sep 16, 2015

Comcast in talks to buy stake in USJ

U.S. cable operator Comcast Corp. is negotiating to buy a stake in USJ Co., which operates the Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka. It would purchase the stake from Goldman Sachs and other USJ owners through its unit NBCUniversal, Goldman Sachs officials said ...

Kansai proves no barrier to travel

Feb 7, 2015

Kansai proves no barrier to travel

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Having planned a family trip from our home in Tokushima Prefecture to Kobe and Osaka, we packed our 14-year-old daughter’s wheelchair in the car and took the highway to Awaji Island. By flashing our daughter’s red techo (an identification card for individuals with disabilities ...