Tokyo (March 25, 2020) – Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced that three Konica Minolta planetariums in Tokyo will further remain closed for the time being, in response to the domestic spread of the novel coronavirus. The planetariums have been temporarily closed since February 29. Given the current domestic development of COVID-19, the closure has been extended beyond March 25 to prevent the infection from spreading further. Each facility will work on implanting preventive measures that will reduce infection risks among the visitors and employees when the operation re-starts.
Details about the resumption of the theaters will be updated later.
The three planetariums are operated by Konica Minolta Planetarium, Co., Ltd. (Konica Minolta Planetarium), a subsidiary of Konica Minolta:
- Konica Minolta PLANETARIA TOKYO (Yurakucho Mullion, ninth floor)
- Konica Minolta Planetarium MANTEN in Sunshine City (Sunshine City World Import Mart Building, Rooftop, Ikebukuro)
- Konica Minolta Planetarium TENKU in Tokyo SKYTREE TOWN (SKYTREE TOWN East Yard, seventh floor, Oshiage)
Konica Minolta and Konica Minolta Planetarium will continue working on a smooth reopening of the theaters, while keeping adequate measures in minimizing infection risks.