USJ's Osaka theme park to get 'Dragon Quest' attraction

Business Dec 20, 2016

USJ's Osaka theme park to get 'Dragon Quest' attraction

Amid work on attractions based on the mega-hit game series "Super Mario Bros.," the operator of Universal Studios Japan said Monday that the amusement park plans to re-create the world of another popular game series, "Dragon Quest," in March. USJ Co. said visitors will be ...

Universal Studios Japan to debut Nintendo-themed area in 2020

Business Dec 13, 2016

Universal Studios Japan to debut Nintendo-themed area in 2020

The operator of Universal Studios Japan in Osaka said Monday that it will open a Nintendo-themed area featuring the game maker's popular characters by summer 2020, investing over ¥50 billion ($432 million). USJ Co. said it will create an area called "Super Nintendo World," showcasing ...

National May 12, 2016

USJ cancels planned theme park in Okinawa

The operator of Universal Studios Japan has canceled plans for a theme park in Okinawa, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said. He said USJ will instead focus investment on its existing USJ park in Osaka. The central government had earmarked ¥120 million in the fiscal ...

Business / Corporate Feb 18, 2016

USJ may scrap planned Okinawa theme park

The operator of Universal Studios Japan is considering scrapping plans for a theme park in Okinawa as the figures may not add up, sources said Thursday. U.S. parent company Comcast Corp. has been reluctant to give the green light and USJ Co. is looking at ...

USJ drew record number of visitors in October

Business / Corporate Nov 2, 2015

USJ drew record number of visitors in October

The Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka had its best month ever in October, drawing around 1.75 million visitors as Halloween events attracted a large number of non-Japanese and families. The figure surpassed the previous record of approximately 1.46 million posted in October of ...