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Comcast buys majority stake in Universal Studios Japan for $1.5 billion

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OSAKA (Reuters) - U.S. cable company Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) said on Monday it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Osaka-based Universal Studios Japan for $1.5 billion (987 million pounds), part of an acceleration of its global theme park strategy.

Comcast, which owns Universal Studios through its NBCUniversal unit, said Goldman Sachs (GS.N) and other current owners of USJ Co, the holding company for the theme park operator...