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Universal Studios Japan and Tokyo Disneyland were tourist attraction winners during Japan’s April 28-May 6 holiday week.

The month-old Universal Studio Japan, which officially opened March 30 in Osaka, scored an estimated 400,000 visitors, while Tokyo Disneyland attracted 590,000, up 15% from last year.

USJ hopes for at least 8 million visitors during its first year, while Disney remains confident of 20 million visitors, with the opening of Disney Sea Park in September as an added attraction.

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