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THEME PARKS

Japan Times
JAPAN
May 3, 2021
Fire-hit Shuri Castle re-created in miniature form at theme park
A 2019 fire destroyed a large portion of the compound including the main buildings.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Voices / FOREIGN AGENDA
Nov 23, 2020
Raise a glass in memory of Tokyo's messier tourist traps
Robot Restaurant and MariCar (or Street Kart or whatever you want to call it) were problematic tourist experiences, sure. That doesn't mean they weren't bold.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 16, 2020
Tokyo theme park Yomiuriland becomes new office for teleworkers
Yomiuriland is offering packages including a workspace by the pool and rides on its Ferris wheel.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 15, 2020
Universal Studios Japan unveils Mario-themed cafe ahead of opening
Universal Studios Japan in Osaka unveiled to the media a cafe and store based on Nintendo Co.'s popular Super Mario Bros. game series Thursday, the day before its grand opening.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 8, 2020
Japanese theme park unveils world's first 'life-size' Godzilla
A Japanese theme park on Thursday took the wraps off what it calls the world's first "life-size" statue of Godzilla to be installed permanently.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 8, 2020
Universal Studios Japan to open Nintendo-themed area next spring
Super Nintendo World was initially slated to open in tandem with the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 25, 2020
Tokyo Disneyland unveils new 'Beauty and the Beast' area
The area, which will officially open to visitors from Monday, also houses a facility based on the animated superhero film 'Big Hero 6.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 17, 2020
Tokyo Disneyland to open new 'Beauty and the Beast' area
The new attraction, whose opening was delayed five months due to the coronavirus, is set to debut on Sept. 28
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Sep 5, 2020
Toshimaen fans bid final farewells to a 94-year-old Tokyo institution
'We loved Toshimaen because it was uniquely Japanese,” one fan wrote on Twitter. “Now it's going to be just another imported theme park.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 31, 2020
Tokyo's Toshimaen amusement park ends 94-year run to make way for Harry Potter
Most of the 22-hectare site will be purchased by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, which plans to build a park there.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 31, 2020
Japan cafe Pronto to debut in Taiwan at Yokohama Hakkeijima aquarium
The island will be Pronto's third foreign market after China and Singapore.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 28, 2020
Construction begins on Studio Ghibli theme park ahead of 2022 partial opening
The facility's five areas will bring to life films by Hayao Miyazaki, such as 'My Neighbor Totoro' and 'Spirited Away.'
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 18, 2020
Disney parks are nearly empty and that seems to be the plan
The company's resorts have capped visitor numbers and enforced social distancing measures.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jul 11, 2020
Social media finds itself in a new role as businesses reopen
Many residents of Japan are still a long way from feeling remotely like they did before the COVID-19 pandemic began, but that hasn’t stopped a number of nonessential businesses from starting up again after months of being closed.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 1, 2020
Tokyo Disney parks reopen after four-month closure due to coronavirus
Attractions and restaurants will cater to a smaller number of visitors while most entertainment shows and parades will remain canceled.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 28, 2020
Nintendo theme park at USJ won’t open this summer
Construction is nearly complete but the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the launch schedule back.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 13, 2020
Toshimaen calls it quits, to be replaced by Harry Potter theme park in 2023
The 94-year-old amusement park, which has entertained generations, will close for good in August.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 8, 2020
Universal Studios Japan reopens to local residents after three-month hiatus
People seemed to enjoy the smaller crowds caused by the Hollywood theme park's phased reopening plan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 1, 2020
Universal Studios Japan to reopen June 8 after three-month shutdown
Tokyo Disney Resort and USJ have been closed since Feb. 29 to aid in Japan's efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 28, 2020
Japan's first postwar passenger plane moved to theme park by road
The first passenger plane to be mass produced in Japan after World War II was transported by trailer through the streets of Tokyo early Saturday on its way to a theme park in a nearby prefecture.

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