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THEME PARKS

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 24, 2023
Harry Potter theme park in Tokyo unveiled ahead of June 16 opening
Elementary school students were invited to see various features of the Hogwarts hall, such as animal-shaped candle holders, its flagstone floor and life-sized statues of the characters.
Japan Times
CULTURE
Apr 14, 2023
Disney super fans keep the magic alive in Japan
As Tokyo Disneyland marks its 40th anniversary, influencers such as Christopher Nilghe and Yoshika Yoshida celebrate on social media.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 12, 2023
Tokyo Disneyland to celebrate 40th anniversary amid business recovery
Experiences during the pandemic have prompted the theme park's operator to shift its strategy from seeking more visitors to improving visitor satisfaction and increasing sales per visitor.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 26, 2023
Harry Potter studio park to open June in Tokyo, the first outside Britain
The Tokyo version will be the largest indoor Harry Potter attraction in the world, and visitors can expect to spend around four hours exploring.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 12, 2023
Survey finds 1 in 4 will still wear masks in Japan despite eased COVID-19 rules
A survey has found that 1 in 4 people in Japan said they will continue to wear face masks in all social settings, even after the easing of COVID-19 guidelines on face coverings Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 31, 2023
First Nintendo theme park in U.S. highlights diversification push
The video games-maker is branching into overseas theme parks amid a push to better harness the company’s intellectual property treasure trove.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Nov 1, 2022
Review: Is the new Ghibli Park worth all the hype?
The new theme park in Aichi Prefecture signals a change of direction for the legendary animation studio as it prepares for the next phase of Hayao Miyazaki's legacy.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Longform
Oct 31, 2022
Can Japan’s pandemic-hit amusement parks return with a bang?
Does the opening of Ghibli Park in Aichi Prefecture reflect a turnaround in fortunes for theme park operators in Japan?
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 18, 2022
Bones found near Universal Studios Japan from man who died two years ago, police say
An autopsy found that the unidentified man was around 158 centimeters tall and between the ages of 60 and 79.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 15, 2022
Possible human skeleton found outside Universal Studios in Osaka
Police will carry out analysis next week to find out about the gender and age of the body.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Oct 13, 2022
A first look inside Japan's new Ghibli Park
Unlike at the existing Ghibli Museum in Tokyo, visitors to the theme park will be able to take photos with beloved characters such as Cat Bus, Totoro and No Face to their heart's content.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / FOCUS
Oct 3, 2022
Tokyo Disney resort shifts to fewer visitors and better customer satisfaction
The parks' operator hopes to boost revenue by freeing visitors from long lines and offering them opportunities to spend more on dining and shopping.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 16, 2022
Details of Ghibli Park, to open in November, revealed to media
Visitors will be treated to a recreation of the 'My Neighbor Totoro' world, featuring a children's playroom with a sleeping Totoro and the iconic Cat Bus character.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 31, 2022
H.I.S. to sell Huis Ten Bosch resort stake to Hong Kong fund
The gain from the sale of its 66.7% stake in the theme park to Hong Kong private equity firm PAG is expected to help improve the balance sheet of H.I.S.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 25, 2022
Ticket sales for Studio Ghibli theme park to start Aug. 10
The tickets will be sold using a lottery system via online ticket service Boo-Woo Ticket, followed by a second phase of sales starting Sept. 10.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 21, 2022
H.I.S. considering selling Nagasaki's Huis Ten Bosch theme park
Through the move, H.I.S. aims to improve its financial standing, which has been hurt due to falling travel demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 22, 2022
No injuries after 30 stranded on Universal Studios Japan roller coaster
Everyone aboard the Hollywood Dream roller coaster in Osaka was rescued by staff about 90 minutes after it stopped.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 23, 2021
As Bob Iger departs, Disney investors also look to get off the ride
Walt Disney Co.'s board promised a smooth transition from the end of the Bob Iger era to the new regime under CEO Bob Chapek, but the reality looks much rockier.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 11, 2021
Six injured as floor collapses at Hyogo amusement park
A part of the third floor of the attraction — about 1 meter in width and 2.3 meters in length — collapsed after a beam supporting the wooden floor was displaced.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 30, 2021
Tokyo Disney parks and USJ to admit more visitors as emergency ends
Japan's government has decided to lift the COVID-19 state of emergency covering Tokyo and 18 other prefectures, taking into account the steady decline in the number of new infections.

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