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    NBCUniversal buys rest of USJ

    Business, Bloomberg News, Published on 02/03/2017

    » Tokyo/New York: Comcast Corp, the largest US cable operator, said on Tuesday that it would acquire full control of a company that operates a Harry Potter-featured theme park in Japan, targeting the appeal of getaways for the region's growing middle-class and record visitors to the Asian nation.

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    DisneySea to have area themed on 'Frozen'

    Published on 29/04/2015

    » TOKYO — The operator of the Disney theme parks in Japan said Tuesday it will set up a facility featuring the hit Disney movie "Frozen" in the Tokyo DisneySea amusement park as early as 2017 as part of its 500 billion yen (138 billion baht) investment plan.

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    Online safety for children is everyone's responsibility

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 07/05/2018

    » Shutting children away behind closed doors, away from prying eyes and with no internet, can protect them up to a point. But preventing children from engaging with the world hurts their development in the long run.

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    Music fest

    Muse, Published on 24/03/2018

    » CentralWorld, Ratchadamri RoadToday and tomorrow at noon

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    In Your Name, a conspiracy of the stars

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 11/11/2016

    » A millennial comet is hurtling past Earth and two Japanese teenagers wake up one morning with their bodies switched, living each other's life and dreaming each other's dream. Mitsuha in a small rural town becomes Taki, and Taki in Tokyo becomes Mitsuha. Then time bends, souls migrate, the sky bursts, and the painful transience of love pushes and pulls the two high-schoolers in a conspiracy of stars (and quantum physics, maybe).

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    A Frame Has No Name

    Guru, Mika Apichatsakol, Published on 15/07/2016

    » We're not unimpressed by the option of frames and shades spectacle labels have to offer this season. Oh no, not at all. Just the names of all their fabulous products are kind of a downer when getting round to ordering new glasses: "I'd like to get the RX4246V please" or "the SPR 56S". Geez, even typing that felt like accounting. Wouldn't it be added value to the consumer's experience to have more relevant and memorable product names to recite with enthusiasm at checkout? That's why we decided to rechristen some of our favourite designer eyewear from this season. You're welcome.

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    DreamWorks deal aids Comcast's Asia strategy

    Business, Published on 30/04/2016

    » Comcast Corp's planned purchase of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc would increase the media giant's foothold in Asia, particularly China, as it competes in an increasingly global battle for entertainment dollars.

  • News & article

    Uniqlo owner sees no impact from China slowdown

    Business, Bloomberg News, Published on 29/09/2015

    » Tokyo: The Walt Disney Co's new park in Shanghai would help the Uniqlo casual wear brand expand in China, Fast Retailing Co chairman Tadashi Yanai said on Saturday, shrugging off concerns over an economic slowdown in the Japanese retailer's largest overseas market.

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    Asia stocks mixed on patchy US economic data

    AFP, Published on 06/08/2015

    » HONG KONG - Asian stocks were mixed on Thursday, as gains on Wall Street drove trading in Tokyo but patchy US economic data fed wider uncertainty in the region.

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    Penguin Power

    Asia focus, Published on 26/01/2015

    » K-pop and soap operas have taken the world by storm, but so too has a short-legged blue penguin wearing orange glasses and aviator cap who lives in a snowy peaceful island together with his friends.

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