Sea Change

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If the developers of Tokyo's Epson Aqua Stadium have their way, visiting an aquarium will no longer be the preserve of schoolchildren and young families. Instead, bored office workers are the target of this snazzy complex, which opened in April next to the Shinagawa Prince Hotel in Shinagawa, one of Tokyo's prime business districts.

Described as "entertainment for adults" by spokesman Naoto Takahashi, the theme park boasts facilities designed to lure grownups from their usual happy-hour haunts, featuring a slick restaurant and café-bar, [an error occurred while processing this directive] concert hall (U.S. surfer turned songwriter Jack Johnson recently performed) and, of...

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