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 ...

Jul 9, 2014

Universal Studios looking to return to the TSE in 2015

The operator of Universal Studios Japan is considering relisting on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in the business year starting next April, sources said Wednesday. USJ Co., which operates the Osaka theme park featuring attractions based on popular Hollywood movies, is ...

Universal Japan draws 10 million

Mar 19, 2014

Universal Japan draws 10 million

The number of visitors to Universal Studios Japan in Osaka reached 10 million for the current business year Wednesday, hitting the threshold for the first time since the park’s inaugural year of operation. The operator of the Hollywood-themed amusement park said Hollywood Dream — ...