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An image of an immersive attraction at Immersive Fort Tokyo slated to open next spring in Tokyo's Odaiba area.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 5, 2023
New immersive theme park to open in Tokyo’s Odaiba
The new facility, to be called Immersive Fort Tokyo, will feature 12 immersive attractions along with six shops and restaurants.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 24, 2023
Peak prices at Tokyo Disney and Osaka's Universal Studios set to top ¥10,000
Oriental Land, the Tokyo Disney Resort operator, said that it will widen admission fee ranges to ease the concentration of visitors during peak seasons and weekends.
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
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.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 12, 2021
VR 'Demon Slayer' ride to debut in September at Universal Studios Japan
The attraction is set to open from Sept. 17 to Feb. 13 next year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 28, 2021
'Demon Slayer' attraction to open at Universal Studios Japan
Visitors will be able to 'experience the fluid swordsmanship, and even the breathing, of the hero Tanjiro Kamado,' the park said.
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
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
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 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
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 14, 2020
Nintendo plans life-size video game at Universal Studios Japan
Nintendo Co. fans will soon be able to enjoy a life-size video game experience in a new attraction at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka.
Japan Times
JAPAN
May 29, 2018
Problem-hit roller coaster halted again at Universal Studios in Osaka
A roller coaster at Universal Studios Japan in the city of Osaka was temporarily halted Monday, leaving 32 riders suspended in the air until they were all safely back on the ground, the theme park operator said.
Japan Times
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.
Japan Times
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).
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jun 10, 2016
AKB48 spends summer vacation at USJ
Visitors to USJ will be able to see the AKB girls in the flesh from July 21 through Sept. 4, just in time for summer vacation for students.
JAPAN
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.
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.

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Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
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