Universal Studios Japan filed an official complaint to the Osaka Prefectural Police against three male college students for obstruction of business. The pranks at the theme park are said to have occurred from March of last year until March of this year. USJ claims that their antics have caused some of their rides to be stopped and have some staff intervene for their stunts.
The college students are from different universities in the Kansai Region. One is from Doshisha University in Kyoto, one from Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka while the third is from Kobe University in Hyogo. The three were reported to be catching attention through extreme and disrupting means. For one, they leapt from a boat while still in motion. Photos of their pranks were then posted on Twitter, complete with captions. But they were also accused of making a false tweet, saying their wrists were fractured while riding a roller coaster.
The official complaint was filed by USJ on July 10, Wednesday, but it was only announced by the Police on Tuesday of this week. The theme park also asked that the students be reprimanded by their respective university. “The safety of our customers is our first priority,” a USJ representative said. All three universities have already apologized to Universal Studios Japan. In addition, the Kobe University had their student suspended.
Comments Off on JDP Startup Corner: Pros & Cons of Working with a Partner in Japan