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UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 31, 2022
What you’ll find inside Nintendo’s new California theme park
Starting next year, Nintendo fans can step through a life-sizeu00a0warp pipe and enter the Mushroom Kingdom for the first time on American soil.
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
JAPAN
Oct 22, 2021
Power outage at Universal Studios Japan leaves 35 stranded on roller coaster
According to Kansai Transmission and Distribution Inc., the outage occurred at 12:45 p.m. and affected around 3,200 households.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 14, 2021
Surging virus cases in Japan tanks Nintendo theme park opening
The facility won't open on Feb. 4 as planned, and has been put on indefinite hiatus in accordance with the government's urging to restrict non-essential travel and activities.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 30, 2020
Universal Studios Japan to open Nintendo theme park in February
Set to open Feb. 4, the attraction is part of a long-delayed, u00a560 billion effort to introduce Mario and other beloved characters to real-world theme park visitors.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 1, 2018
Universal Studios Japan roller coaster stalls, leaving riders stranded for 2 hours
A roller coaster at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka stalled and left some riders suspended in a prone position for up to two hours before they were safely rescued, the theme park said Tuesday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Mar 31, 2018
Will Japan ever join the great Easter egg hunt?
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Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 13, 2017
USJ to offer two-for-one admission deal to students outside Kansai
The operator of Universal Studios Japan said Friday it will start a special campaign to attract young people from outside the Kansai region.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2016
Doll makers decry USJ's use of traditional dolls in haunted house
An association of Japanese doll manufacturers has expressed its displeasure with Universal Studios Japan, in Osaka, saying the American film studio theme park is tarnishing the image of traditional dolls by using them in a haunted house attraction.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 18, 2016
'Back to the Future' car's auction bid soars out of this world
Forget about “Back to the Future.” Universal Studios Japan wants to get back to reality after a bidding war saw the price of a life-size replica of the time-traveling DeLorean from the popular movie hit ¥9,999,999,999 (about $91.5 million) on the Yahoo Auctions website on Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 7, 2016
Universal Studios Japan attracts record number of visitors in fiscal 2015
Universal Studios Japan has attracted a record number of visitors in fiscal 2015, topping the previous 12.7 million mark set the year before, the Osaka theme park operator said Monday.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Oct 29, 2015
No shortage of things to do in Osaka on Halloween
The Internet ate up pictures of the crazy costumes in Shibuya last year, but Tokyoites aren't the only ones enjoying Halloween in Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 28, 2015
Comcast to buy 51% stake in theme park operator USJ, companies confirm
U.S. cable operator Comcast Corp. confirmed it will buy a controlling stake in USJ Co., operator of the Universal Studios Japan theme park, for about $1.5 billion.
CULTURE / TV & Streaming / CHANNEL SURF
Aug 28, 2015
Bodyguard; Charlotte Kate Fox; CM of the Week: Universal Studios Japan
Hiroshi Tate plays "SP Yatsurugi Takashi" ("Secret Police Takashi Yatsurugi"; TBS, Mon., 9 p.m.), a member of the Metropolitan Police Department who is assigned to the security detail for the governor of Tokyo, Sawako Yoshimine (Hisako Manda), as she hosts a ceremony for guests from Singapore. During...
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Feb 7, 2015
Kansai proves no barrier to travel
Having planned a family trip from our home in Tokushima Prefecture to Kobe and Osaka, we packed our 14-year-old daughter's wheelchair in the car and took the highway to Awaji Island.
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.
Events / Events Outside Tokyo
Jul 18, 2014
Have an animated summer adventure
When Monkey D. Luffy of the manga and anime "One Piece" screams out "I'm going to be a pirate king," does it ever make you think to yourself, "I want to be a pirate king too"? Well now's your chance.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 15, 2014
New Harry Potter area opens at Universal Studios Japan theme park
About 3,000 people, some of whom spent the night in line, were at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka for the launch of a new Harry Potter-themed attraction Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 9, 2014
Universal Studios looking to return to the TSE in 2015
The operator of Universal Studios Japan is considering relisting on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in the business year starting next April, sources said Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 5, 2014
USJ eager to pursue casino license in advance
Universal Studios Japan is thinking of acquiring a casino license just in case the Diet decides to pull the trigger on gambling houses.

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