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Harry Potter theme park to open in Tokyo in 1st half of 2023

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Not a chance, against Disney in the Tokyo Rea with ever declining population but particularly because the Harry Potter craze is over and the new generations are much less interested

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Yawn. I feel sad that the young/women in this country would rather spend a ton of their (daddy's/ATMs) money on a fantasy land rather than travel abroad and experience a new culture and country. Such insular thinking doesn't bode well for the future of Japan .

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Surely with JK Rawling’s recent “hate filled bigotry” against trans women, they won’t allow this open. It will only become a shrine for fascists! :)

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JK Rawling has been cancelled by the woke left. When the progs in Tokyo find out it will be ash heaped for a Totoro Park or Konan the Detective Land.

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I really enjoyed the Harry Potter books and movies with my kids, but as mentioned above, that was a long time ago. These days when I ask or mention Harry Potter to students, many say they have heard of the character, but either haven't read the books or seen the movies. The only thing I can think of, is that it is to appeal to those kids who grew up with the Harry Potter franchise and get them to introduce it to a new generation.

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Japan can make theme park world famous with their own anime characters. But they always go for western. Even in their movies/dramas, the OST are all English songs.

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I'm from Scotland, which is a big Harry Potter theme park itself.

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More fantasy dream world childish things from Japan, perhaps they should look more at making a reality styled theme park where Japanese can go and experience the real world instead of having to travel overseas to find it.

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