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Company Overview of USJ Co., Ltd.

Company Overview

USJ Co., Ltd. operates a park in Japan. Its amenities include restaurants, riding attractions, and shopping and entertainment facilities. USJ Co., Ltd. was formerly known as Osaka Universal Planning Inc. and changed its name to USJ Co., Ltd. in March 1996. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Osaka, Japan. USJ Co., Ltd. is a former subsidiary of Vivendi Société Anonyme.

2-1-33 Sakurajima


Osaka,  554-0031


Founded in 1994


81 6 6465 3333


81 6 6465 3534

Key Executives for USJ Co., Ltd.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 67
Executive Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

USJ Co., Ltd. Key Developments

USJ Co., Ltd. Opens New Attraction Area at its Universal Studio Japan Theme Park in Osaka, Western Japan

USJ Co., Ltd. opened a new attraction area featuring the Harry Potter movie series at its Universal Studio Japan theme park in Osaka, western Japan. Visitors there can enjoy attractions fully taking advantage of the 4K ultra high-definition video technology and drink Butterbear, a favorite beverage in the magic world. Investing JPY 45 billion in the Harry Potter area, USJ hopes it will help increase the overall number of visitors to the park by 2 million a year.

USJ Reportedly Mulls Listing

USJ Co., Ltd. reportedly intends to list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange next summer. No final decision has been made, a person familiar with the matter said, and the possible size of the deal is unclear at this point. A spokeswoman for The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (NYSE:GS) declined to comment. A USJ spokesman said his firm is considering various options all the time.

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