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NKK to close Wild Blue Yokohama indoor pool complex+.

TOKYO, April 27 Kyodo

NKK NKK Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
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NKK Nordisk Kemiteknolog Konferens (conference for engineering students from Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland)
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 Corp., a major steelmaker, announced Thursday Thursday: see week.  it will close the ''Wild Blue Yokohama'' indoor pool complex in Yokohama Yokohama (yō'kōhä`mä), city (1990 pop. 3,220,331), capital of Kanagawa prefecture, SE Honshu, Japan, on the western shore of Tokyo Bay.  at the end of August because of the dwindling dwin·dle  
v. dwin·dled, dwin·dling, dwin·dles

v.intr.
To become gradually less until little remains.

v.tr.
To cause to dwindle. See Synonyms at decrease.
 number of visitors.

The facility, which opened in 1992, was operated by an NKK subsidiary and built at a cost of about 16 billion yen on NKK's unused land.

However, the number of visitors did not reach expected levels and NKK decided there was little likelihood the number would increase in the future. The company initially hoped to see one million visitors a year, but the most was approximately 800,000 visitors in 1995.

NKK decided to close the facility ahead of plans to integrate its operations with Kawasaki Steel Corp. under a joint holding company in October 2002.
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Date:Apr 30, 2001
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