02 March 2009
Universal Studios, Osaka
Universal Studios Japan, Yunibāsaru Sutajio Japan?), located in Osaka, Japan is one of three Universal Studios theme parks, owned and operated by USJ Co., Ltd. The park is similar to Universal Orlando Resort, since it contains many of the same rides. Most visitors are Japanese tourists or tourists from other Asian countries such as the Republic of China, the People's Republic of China, and South Korea. In 2005 Goldman Sachs became the largest shareholder in Universal Studios Japan. Universal still has a small minority stake in the park. The park opened on March 31, 2001. 11 million guests entered Universal Studios Japan in its first year of operation, the fastest any park reached that milestone.