Tama Tech to close in September

Kyodo News

Tama Tech, an amusement park with motor vehicle attractions in the Tokyo suburb of Hino, will close at the end of September, its operator said Saturday.

Mobilityland Corp., a subsidiary of Honda Motor Co., said the decision was made in light of the park’s declining attendance, but observers said Honda’s deteriorating earnings may also have been a factor.

Attendance at the park, which opened in 1961, peaked at more than 1 million visitors in fiscal 2002. It dropped to 620,000 in fiscal 2007.

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