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A theme park in Tokyo, Japan dedicated to the Hello Kitty character was forced to close for a day after it received a terror threat.

The theme park, Sanrio Puroland, also known as Hello Kitty Land received the threat via email. A spokesperson for the park, located in Tama New Town in the northern part of the city, said the park was closed for safety reasons.

“As we are unable to adequately ensure the safety of our customers, performers, and on-site staff, we have decided to temporarily close.”

The spokesperson added that refunds for tickets on Saturday are being considered.

The police were called in and an official report was filed. Once the park’s management received confirmation, they announced that the park would open again the following day.

“With cooperation from the police, we were able to verify that there are no longer any safety threats; therefore we will resume normal operations on February 25.”

According to Japanese broadcaster NHK, police didn’t find any suspicious objects.

Hello Kitty is a cartoon cat and has been credited with introducing the “kaawaii” culture of Japan to the world.

Image credit: Los Angeles Times

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