The Pokémon Company (headquartered in Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo; President and CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara) is pleased to announce the formation of a new company: PokéPark KANTO LLC. This new company will be responsible for jointly operating PokéPark KANTO—a new entertainment venture to be developed in as a part of the existing Yomiuriland amusement park—in cooperation with YOMIURI LAND CO.,LTD. (headquartered in Inagi-shi, Tokyo; President Takeshi Mizoguchi) and The Yomiuri Shimbun (headquartered in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President Akitoshi Muraoka).
Yomiuriland is located in the Tama Hills in Japan’s Kanto region, a place where one can still enjoy the rich delights of nature. And the very first Pokémon video games, 1996’s Pokémon Red and Pokémon Green, were set in a fictional region named the Kanto region. As we embark on this new business venture, we chose the name PokéPark KANTO as a nod to both the first region in the Pokémon world and the site of this new park.
We’ll be creating a space where Pokémon fans from the world over can gather among the rich bounties of nature and enjoy the Pokémon experience together, beyond any boundaries of language, region, or culture. We hope you’ll look forward to hearing more details to come.
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