Tokyo Disneyland ordered to compensate costumed performer over nerve ailment

A female employee at Tokyo Disneyland suffered a nerve ailment after months of donning heavy character costumes. PHOTO: FACEBOOK / TOKYO DISNEY RESORT

TOKYO: Disneyland is meant to be the "happiest place on Earth", but it is the stuff of nightmares for one female employee at the Tokyo theme park who has suffered a nerve ailment after months of donning heavy character costumes.

The 28-year-old contract worker, who has been awarded undisclosed damages by the labour authorities, started working at Tokyo Disneyland as a performer in February 2015, local media reported on Wednesday (Nov 22).

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