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Amusement Park Shines for Medical Workers

| Theme Parks , Tokyo

An amusement park in the Tokyo suburbs is holding a nighttime illumination event to express appreciation to medical workers fighting the coronavirus.

At the lighting ceremony, Yomiuriland presented medical representatives with 20,000 free tickets to the park. One male medical worker told NTV24, "I’ve been working at the hospital continuously since January so it’s amazing to see that such a beautiful place exists in the world." Another professional said, "We’re in for a long battle so I hope colleagues will be able to relax here."

This is the 11th year that Yomiuriland is hosting large-scale illuminations. The event will last through April 4, 2021.