Tag - parks



Japan Times
Feb 28, 2020
Tokyo Disneyland joins long list of establishments and events hit by COVID-19
With Prime Minister Shinzo Abe having asked organizers of big sporting and cultural events scheduled for the next two weeks to consider canceling, postponing or downsizing them during what is seen as a critical time for stemming the spread of COVID-19 infections, the list of closed facilities and canceled...
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BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 3, 2020
'Harry Potter' theme park eyed to replace Tokyo's Toshimaen
The new facility will be a departure from the Harry Potter attraction in Osaka.
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BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 31, 2020
Tokyo Disney resorts to raise ticket prices in April
Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea will raise the prices of their one-day passports on April 1, operator Oriental Land Co. has said.
Dec 2, 2019
Two Japanese dead, one injured after fall at Utah's Arches National Park
Two Japanese in their 60s died Friday after falling at Arches National Park in Utah, the consulate-general of Japan in Denver said.
Japan Times
Nov 26, 2019
Tokyo's Shinjuku Gyoen National Park to start selling tickets online
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, one of Tokyo's largest and most popular parks, will start selling entrance tickets online later this week ahead of next year's Olympics with an eye on cutting queuing times, the government said Tuesday.
Nov 9, 2019
You shall not pass (without first needing to disturb me)
'And then there's those people who crowd around the barriers at the entrance to a park and scowl at you for asking them to let you pass as if you're disturbing them.'
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Oct 18, 2019
Top 10: A local's guide to where to see the autumn leaves in Tokyo
From the mansions of former barons to riverside forests, here's Russell Thomas' pick of Tokyo's best autumn leaf-viewing spots.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Sep 27, 2019
Top 10: The best of Japan's national parks, 85 years on
Japan's 34 national parks span the length of the country and include some of its most pristine, undeveloped and unusual landscapes. These are The Japan Times' picks of 10 national parks you shouldn't miss.
Aug 8, 2019
Miniature theme park Small Worlds Tokyo to open next spring
A theme park based on miniature models will open in the Ariake district on Tokyo Bay next spring, according to leisure facility operator Small Worlds Inc.
Japan Times
Jul 25, 2019
Trump administration and native Alaskans strike deal on road through wildlife refuge
The Trump administration has resurrected a plan to carve a road through a national wildlife refuge in Alaska, less than four months after a federal judge struck down an earlier plan as illegal.
Japan Times
Jun 14, 2019
'Naruto' ninja-themed area to open at amusement park at base of Mount Fuji
The operator of the Fuji-Q Highland amusement park at the foot of Mount Fuji will open a new area themed on the smash-hit "Naruto" ninja anime series on July 26, giving visitors a chance to explore the character's world in the shadow of Japan's highest peak.
Japan Times
Apr 9, 2019
Japan-U.K. ties get boost with gift of thousands of cherry trees for British schools and parks
Thousands of cherry trees will be planted across Britain to celebrate its relationship with Japan, with a high school becoming the first site to get one.
Mar 28, 2019
Brazil to privatize some of its most famous national parks starting this year
Brazil aims to begin privatizing the management of its national parks this year, including some of its most famous natural tourist sites, the country's Environment Minister Ricardo Salles said on Wednesday.
Mar 14, 2019
Lion on the lam locked up in South African jail
A young lion that had been captured after being on the run for almost a month spent the night in a South African police cell before being moved back to its national park home.
Japan Times
Mar 5, 2019
Moomins are settling in Saitama: Cuddly characters' first theme park in Japan to open March 16
An amusement park themed on the world of Finland's Moomin fairy-tale characters will open March 16 in Saitama Prefecture, near Tokyo, its operator said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Feb 15, 2019
Nature-short Bangkok debates whether to turn 'last' big green space into park or mall
The fate of a large green space in the middle of one of the world's most built-up cities is pitting communities and conservationists against developers and cash-strapped authorities — a type of battle that is increasingly common in Asia.
Japan Times
Nov 22, 2018
Humans and nature coexist in Ramsar-recognized wetlands — in the heart of Tokyo
A flock of great crested grebes floats on the sea, gently bobbing up and down under the warm November sun.
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JAPAN / Society
Sep 19, 2018
Tokyo's Toshima Ward adds artistic touch to public lavatories to enhance user-friendliness
Dilemma: You are in a public park in Tokyo and you desperately need the toilet.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 9, 2018
Sony opens experimental 'park' in Ginza
In what appears to be an unusual mix, tech giant Sony Corp. opened a "park" in the middle of the Tokyo's ritzy Ginza district on Thursday with four subterranean levels.
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WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 4, 2018
Trump administration lifts Obama-era GMO crop ban on U.S. wildlife refuges
The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides linked to declining bee populations and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national wildlife refuges where farming is permitted.


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