Tag - parks



May 12, 2015
Drones banned from Tokyo parks
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has banned people from flying drones in metropolitan parks and gardens, officials said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Jan 28, 2015
Huis Ten Bosch theme park to get hotel staffed by robots
A hotel with robot staff and face recognition instead of room keys will open this summer in Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki Prefecture, the operator of the theme park said Tuesday.
Japan Times
Aug 14, 2014
Chinese authorities fine Fuji-Q copyright violator
A local Chinese authority in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, has punished the operator of a spooky house for copyright violations involving Japanese amusement park Fuji-Q Highland in Yamanashi Prefecture, NHK reported Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 12, 2014
USJ touts wizardry of Harry Potter to win Japan casino partners
As Japan edges toward legalizing gambling resorts, USJ Co. is counting on its cachet turning around its Universal Studios theme park to win a partnership with a foreign casino operator.
Japan Times
May 3, 2014
Avoiding the crowds during Golden Week
Let's be sensible: During Golden Week, why on earth would any sane person choose to drive to a destination on the expressway only to spend a good part of their holiday ensnared in a 35-km-long traffic jam? Doing their part to ease the congestion, domestic magazines are offering some imaginative alternatives...
Japan Times
Nov 19, 2013
Japan's juke scene gears up to go foot to foot with Chicago
I am at Battle Train Tokyo, the first official footwork dance tournament in Japan. It's being held at Kata, a gallery in the capital's Ebisu district. Sixteen dancers have signed up in the hope of becoming Japan's footwork champion, which comes with a ¥50,000 cash prize and a small championship belt...
Aug 6, 2013
Tokyo parks gearing up to provide vital amenities in emergencies
Public parks represent a vital recreation space in a metropolis as densely populated as Tokyo, but beneath the surface some are also equipped to play important roles in responding to disasters as well as improving the health of elderly residents.
Apr 3, 2013
Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea combined to break visitor record in 2012
Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea drew a combined 27.50 million visitors in fiscal 2012, a record high, their operator said Monday, attributing the 8.5 percent year-on-year increase to a new ride, Toy Story Mania!, launched at DisneySea last July, and seasonal events at both parks in Urayasu, Chiba...
Apr 27, 2012
Tokyo Disneyland operator logs record-high profit in fiscal 2011
Tokyo Disneyland's operator said Thursday consolidated net profit soared 40.2 percent to a record-high ¥32.11 billion in fiscal 2011, thanks to a sharp recovery in visitor numbers after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Times
Jun 24, 2007
PARKLIFE: You'd be amazed
Pick a park. Get up early. Stay till late. In between you'll be amazed what goes on.


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