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Universal Studios Japan issues reminder about showing too much skin inside the park

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Osaka’s Universal Studios Japan is currently being overrun by zombies and infested by "Resident Evil" monsters as part of its Halloween celebration. However, a recent warning put out by USJ wasn’t to caution guests to be on guard against creatures trying to eat their brains, but a reminder that there are limits to how much skin they’re allowed to show inside the park.

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“A request: We wish to welcome guests in a wide variety of costumes to our park,” begins the tweet from USJ’s official account, “but we ask for your cooperation in complying to rules and manners to ensure the peace of mind and safety of our many guests. Clothing that is inappropriate or excessively revealing is prohibited, and may result in being asked by staff to leave the park.” The tweet also asks those planning to visit Universal Studios Japan to review its rules regarding acceptable attire, as found on the park’s website.

The mention of “costumes” in the statement isn’t a vocabulary mix-up. In contrast to Tokyo Disneyland, which generally prohibits guest costuming, USJ has no standing rule against guests dressing up as fictional characters, even ones not affiliated with Universal. That’s made USJ a popular place for cosplayers and others looking to take photos that will generate buzz on social media. However, just a few days before USJ’s warning tweet about overly revealing outfits, a series of photos taken by a group of five women while at USJ started attracting attention online. While some of them wore hair accessories with cat-ear or maid motifs, many felt the rest of their attire was closer to lingerie than cosplay outfits (a selection of the photos can be seen here).

While not specifically referenced in the park’s tweet, the timing suggests that management felt the incident necessitated a reminder that while USJ has a reputation as the major theme park with the more relaxed dress code, it still has policies guests have to abide by, and online commenters have applauded the reassertion.

“Like, you should consider that there are little kids at the park before you decide to put on an impromptu lingerie show.”

“That sort of thing will make families feel really uncomfortable.”

“They went to far. It’s like they were dressed to go clubbing.”

“Weren’t they cold dressed like that?”

“Dressing like that is going to give people a bad image of USJ.”

Honestly, the attire in the photos in question is pretty far beyond what’s considered appropriate in general for being out and about in public in Japan, so the vast majority of people are unlikely to run into any clothing-related problems at USJ. If you want to double-check the dress code, though, it can be found here, but the important takeaway is that Universal Studios Japan’s “No Limit” slogan doesn’t apply to how much skin guests are allowed to show.

Source: Twitter/@USJ_Official

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Seeing such attire doesn’t make me uncomfortable at all. In fact it would have made the 80 minute wait last Thursday for Mario karts much much more pleasant.

15 ( +35 / -20 )

Fun police doing a good job, keep it up.

1 ( +22 / -21 )

Japan is overly sensitive about these things.

1 ( +26 / -25 )

I like how a “news article” can print 4-5 “comments” from people on a topic and use that as if its a closing argument.

Oh yeah these ladies are definitely gunna give USJ a bad image and make famiies uncomfortable haha.

Maybe make some moms angry more like?

10 ( +19 / -9 )

Like the Iranian morality cops. Better than looking at Micky Mouse.

17 ( +26 / -9 )

I am willing to bet all here has click on the picture to view it.

0 ( +13 / -13 )

Looking at those photos I felt they were fine. They commented that they wore parkas with hoods all the rest of the time except for when they posed for the shots.

As above, who complained?

7 ( +14 / -7 )

Prejudice against catgirls is shocking.

If this goes viral, USJ may be on the wrong end of a #MeowToo campaign.

9 ( +18 / -9 )

What a fun place Japan is becoming.

I was at the pool the other day and everyone seemed to be wearing something that represented a burqini, even the boys were covered head to toe. What's happening?

-2 ( +13 / -15 )

I am willing to bet all here has click on the picture to view it.

Me too but you would have lost

2 ( +6 / -4 )

already

1 ( +4 / -3 )

And let me guess: it's okay for men to go shirtless, or wear something that reveals their legs, but if women do it, that's baaaaad. Only womens' bodies are shameful and need covering, right? If I lived near there, I'd take a group of friends and test this out.

-4 ( +15 / -19 )

Might be worth going then?

1 ( +7 / -6 )

Always trying to control people in Japan. Rules and more Rules.

-4 ( +11 / -15 )

Girl in tokyo

have you been to usj????

I have .. and have never ever seen a ‘ shirtlesss ‘ man

you are totally missing the point.. some people think they went too far… nothing about showing their legs….

I was there last Thursday and many girls were wearing’ revealing’ costumes. Some people think this group went too far.

it has nothing to do with what ‘ wimmim’ cannot do that is ok for men too do. That is just your own very very wrong understanding of the facts. Probably the complaints were made by women and not guys.

1 ( +13 / -12 )

You see more on any summer beach.

11 ( +16 / -5 )

Wow, Too Much Skin, glad that U. Studios management is NOT managing our beaches.

2 ( +9 / -7 )

Halloween in Japan has long been an excuse for girls to walk around in their underwear. Its great! Don't stop it!

8 ( +16 / -8 )

Yeah...its way too much skin! I was thinking probably a ripped skirt thats a bit too high on the thigh or like a sleeveless shirt showing cleavage. But seeing the photos? Yeah....Im'ma have to side with them on this one! There is a place for those costumes! And its in my bedroom!

-6 ( +6 / -12 )

Headscarves could be a real option for women. Half the world’s population mandate this, so it could go a long way to make society more inclusive. Of course tattoos should be banned too.

-11 ( +4 / -15 )

Just saw the pic of the four girls and it seems like this article was directed towards the girl with the fishnet stockings. I dig it, but I can see a family with young kids having a problem with it. Proper time to explain to Jr. the meaning of a thot.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

just wondering who wants spend a lot of cash just to be annoyed by this and that?

i was there once and never felt want visit again as have better idea how to spend day off somewhere else.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

“Dressing like that is going to give people a bad image of USJ.”

Disagree. Dressing like that has made me more inclined to visit USJ.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

And just when I had prepared my Mankini lol

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Showing skin and taking in sunlight for at least 20 min. during the day is great for increasing melatonin and helping you get to nice deep sleep at night. Let's keep everyone healthy.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

So how are these girls any worse than what’s already been out there for ages in public on TV, poster ads, newspapers, beaches……..

8 ( +13 / -5 )

..."costumes" could have been checked upon entry to avoid issues... conservative japan park?

...but i must admit they're all refreshingly pretty sight!

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

I mean, wear what you want but going to a theme park filled with families probably isn’t the place to wear your sexy lingerie Halloween costume

5 ( +11 / -6 )

Some people really need to get a life if this triviality bothers them.

5 ( +11 / -6 )

I guess it's the dads who are more excited than their kids.

7 ( +10 / -3 )

Looks like a professional shoot for some cheesy idol / adult entertainment company. Proper cringe.

Real women must scare the hell out of Japanese men.

0 ( +9 / -9 )

I was born naked, but it is not allowed, only on certain beaches.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

kids go to swimming pools so I can not imagine anything more revealing for them to see at USJ

2 ( +7 / -5 )

I can see this was not a popular decision by USJ among commenters here, but as a parent of young kids I kind of appreciate what they are trying to do.

I've been looking for family-friendly places to take my kids for Halloween but pretty much every event I've seen advertised is targeted at young adults looking to drink and hook up while wearing costumes.

Not that there is anything wrong with drinking and hooking up while wearing costumes, but its kind of frustrating when that is the ONLY thing available and you can't take your kids anywhere.

So if a theme park that features rides with Sesame Street characters wants to make their park somewhere parents might feel its OK to take their kids, I'm OK with that.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

I would think Universal would have more problems with the dangerous high heels being worn, which could easily lead to a tripping hazard and significant injury rather than people wearing more clothes than they do at public beaches and swimming pools. While the clothes my be a little risque, they are far from obscene and really reveal nothing but long legs and some midriff on some of the girls.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

“They went to far. It’s like they were dressed to go clubbing.”

what’s the name of the club where they dress like that? Asking for a friend.

6 ( +8 / -2 )

Some German cities favour dressing in skin. Munich is one with a section of a large park where residents may dress only as mother nature intended them to dress: in skin.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

So, it’s ok to dress up as a brain flesh eating gory zombie but not ok to be a human?

pathetic USJ!!!!!

0 ( +7 / -7 )

There is a section of The English Garden an enormous park in Munich, Germany, where any resident or visitor may freely enter clad in the costume they were born with to enjoy the light and warmth of the sun.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

I don't think it is just the style of the garments in question but rather that they appear to be quite see through. Body parts that are considered private are visible though the thin lacy fabric. I can fully understand why parents would not be too happy to have their young kids see that in public.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

I have no doubt that my recent rent on twitter condemning the lack of decorum at USJ played a part i this.

When you have 350 followers +, you have an audience and a platform, my friend.,,

-6 ( +1 / -7 )

Beautiful girls dressed as such could only incur much more business for the park I would think.

Be glad they chose to come to your establishment

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

Who are the puritans who are the progressives I can't tell anymore.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

Alan BogglesworthOct. 21  07:59 am JST

What a fun place Japan is becoming.

I was at the pool the other day and everyone seemed to be wearing something that represented a burqini, even the boys were covered head to toe. What's happening?

Maybe just trying to avoid the pain of ending up with skin cancer in later years. "Sun exposure early in life is a major contributing factor to developing skin cancer."

1 ( +1 / -0 )

Lolol another lame attempt by Japan to control women and how they dress. If it was bare chested men in some diapers like Yakuza wear, they would be quiet as a mouse. Your misogyny is showing Japan. Didn't expect anything less from a country in 21st century technologically, but mentally still stuck in 13th century.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

FYI - USJ is not the beach. It is not a swimming pool. It is a privately-owned business that is entirely within its rights to institute and enforce a very mild dress code.

I'm sure there are still plenty of short shorts and short skirts and maybe even crop tops being worn at USJ. But, some of these young women were basically wearing lingerie. Sure, it's lovely to see that in many situations. But, it's perfectly understandable that it is against the rules at a family-oriented theme park.

I guarantee the dress code at Tokyo Disneyland is more strict.

-2 ( +0 / -2 )

Lolol another lame attempt by Japan to control women and how they dress. If it was bare chested men in some diapers like Yakuza wear, they would be quiet as a mouse. Your misogyny is showing Japan. Didn't expect anything less from a country in 21st century technologically, but mentally still stuck in 13th century.

Did they say anything about women?

For a place frequented by young children, trust me they are very lenient...

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Females being kicked out of usj are all welcome to free food and drink and a lock in at my place :0)

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

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