Ghibli theme park scheduled to open on former Aichi expo site in 2020s
Japan Times -- Jun 02
Aichi Prefecture said Thursday it will build a theme park based on an anime by director Hayao Miyazaki with the aim of opening it in the early 2020s.

In collaboration with Studio Ghibli Inc., based in the western Tokyo suburb of Koganei, the tentatively named "Ghibli Park" will be built to restage situations and landscapes portrayed in Miyazaki's 1988 film "My Neighbor Totoro," Gov. Hideaki Omura said at a news conference.

The theme park is to be built on the premises of Expo 2005 Aichi Commemorative Park, the site of the 2005 world expo.

Omura said Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki agreed to the plan at a meeting Wednesday, saying the prefecture and Studio Ghibli will hammer out the details, including the size and who will run it, and solicit other companies to join the project.

「スタジオジブリ」のテーマパークを造る方針を愛知県が明らかにしました。 愛知県の大村秀章知事は、愛知県長久手市にある「愛・地球博記念公園」の一部を宮崎駿監督が描いた「となりのトトロ」などのアニメ作品の世界を再現したテーマパークに整備する方針を示しました。
News sources: Japan Times, ANNnewsCH
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