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PARKS

Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / BIG IN JAPAN
Jul 28, 2018
A late addition to urban culture, parks say a lot about life in Japan
"Life is park!" proclaims Brutus magazine.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jul 19, 2018
Study links city-level ozone air pollution readings to drop in U.S. national park visitors
AP
COMMUNITY / Voices / OVERHEARD
Jun 16, 2018
Hand in glove (the sun shines out of our parks)
'Why are so many people wearing white gloves (while jogging)? It's almost summer.'
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 18, 2018
Study finds one-third of world's protected wildlife areas under threat from development
A third of the world's protected areas for wildlife are suffering road-building, more farms and other man-made threats that are undermining goals to safeguard the diversity of life on Earth, scientists said Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 7, 2018
One year on, Legoland Japan faces uphill battle to increase visitors
Legoland Japan is redoubling efforts to increase its visitor numbers, but just one year since its opening the theme park is facing an uphill battle.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 11, 2018
Tokyo Disneyland's new parade unveiled ahead of premiere
Tokyo Disneyland's new parade celebrating the theme park's 35th anniversary was unveiled to the media on Tuesday, with Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters dancing on gigantic floats.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 3, 2018
Tokyo Disney theme parks log first rise in attendance in three years
Oriental Land Co. said its Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea theme parks saw a 0.3 percent rise in attendance in fiscal 2017, up for the first time in three years.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 31, 2018
Will Japan ever join the great Easter egg hunt?
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Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 13, 2018
Estimated number of foreign visitors to Japan's national parks hit record 6 million in 2017
The estimated number of foreign visitors to the nation's national parks increased to a new record of 6 million last year, with a park in Kumamoto Prefecture, which was hit by natural disasters in 2016, having enjoyed a boost, the Environment Ministry has announced.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Mar 8, 2018
China to create massive panda nature reserve: China Daily
China's Sichuan provincial government has secured 10 billion yuan ($1.58 billion) in funding over the next five years for a planned Giant Panda National Park, three times the size of the U.S. Yellowstone National Park, China Daily reported Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Feb 2, 2018
Judge orders U.S. officials to reconsider denial of protections for Yellowstone bison
A judge has ruled that U.S. wildlife managers erred in denying Endangered Species Act protection to bison at Yellowstone National Park and must reconsider extending such safeguards to America's largest pure-bred herd of wild buffalo.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 27, 2017
Japan's theme parks get creative as they seek to attract visitors
From a television commercial that gives a humorous twist to a theme park's impending closure to hotels staffed by robots, tactics to capitalize on company outings, and ads featuring Japanese pop idols and actors — theme parks in Japan are squeezing their creative juices to attract more first-time visitors...
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 24, 2017
Urban trees save megacities millions through cleaner air, cooler buildings: study
Trees in cities reduce air pollution, absorb carbon and protect people during heat waves, saving megacities more than $500 million a year in health care, energy costs and environmental protection, according to new research.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Aug 4, 2017
In parks and stadiums, Japan's urbanites try reducing stress with night yoga
On a Friday evening at Tokyo's Jingu Stadium, about 1,000 people took part in a session of night yoga, an event held a few times each month.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 25, 2017
Politics of death: Muscovites march to save city's green lungs
Yaroslav Nikitenko, a 29-year-old physicist and environmental activist, woke up on April 12 to a frightening sight.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 20, 2017
Line indoor adventure park to make global debut in Bangkok
The world's first indoor adventure park featuring "friends" characters created for Line Corp.'s immensely popular messaging app will open later this year in Bangkok.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 1, 2017
Ghibli theme park scheduled to open on former Aichi expo site in 2020s
Aichi Prefecture said Thursday it will build a theme park based on an anime by director Hayao Miyazaki with the aim of opening it in the early 2020s.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 5, 2017
Researchers find noise pollution caused by humans 'pervasive' in U.S. protected areas
Potentially harmful human-caused noise pollution affects nearly two-thirds of all protected areas in the United States, according to a report released Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 6, 2017
Dutch-themed park to offer sleeping capsules that drift to isle of attractions
Imagine what it's like to lie on a bed in a floating capsule and look into the stars while it drifts to a desert island overnight. That's the experience a major theme park in Nagasaki Prefecture plans to offer by the end of this year.
JAPAN
Feb 7, 2017
Nearly 5.46 million tourists visited national parks in Japan in 2016
An estimated 5,457,000 people from abroad visited national parks in Japan in 2016, up 11 percent from the previous year, the Environment Ministry said Tuesday.

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