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 ...

Business / Corporate May 28, 2015

Universal Studios Japan plots return to TSE

The operator of Universal Studios Japan in Osaka has applied to return to the Tokyo Stock Exchange six years after the theme park's delisting, sources familiar with the matter said Thursday. If approved, USJ Co.'s market capitalization will likely be several hundred billion yen, making ...

National Mar 18, 2015

USJ plans to open new theme park in Okinawa

The chief executive officer of the operator of Universal Studios Japan said Wednesday it plans to open a new theme park in Okinawa, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan, to expand its entertainment business in Asia. USJ Co. CEO Glenn Gumpel said ...