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Universal Studios Japan in Osaka reopens on weekends for first time in 2 months

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Universal Studios Japan in Osaka reopened on Saturday, its first weekend restart of business since its closure on April 25 due to a coronavirus state of emergency.

The theme park reopened on weekdays from June 1 but had remained closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

USJ has capped the number of weekend visitors to the park at 5,000 per day (the same as weekdays) and installed acrylic partitions between guest tables at restaurants in the park. It is also asking visitors to leave the park at separate times to avoid concentrations of people.

In Chiba Prefecture, Tokyo Disneyland and DisneySea have already reopened but with shorter hours, according to operator Oriental Land Co. The two parks are open on weekdays and weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until July 11 since Chiba remains under a quasi-state of emergency. 

The number of visitors is capped at 5,000 per day.

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Yeah mask but no social distancing. And the guy wearing tight jeans at theme park? And what's with those prison clothes on kids?

-7 ( +6 / -13 )

Where is the logic in all of this prior to the blessed Games?

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Obviously, ALL of Japan’s businesses have now adopted a “Whack-a-Mole” Arcade Games/style of their own COVID measures *across Japan in the absence of any real, centralized direction & leadership while Tokyo goes “full speed ahead” with ‘Their’ Games.*

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That photo.

Kid: Mama, is it OK if we wear our masks so they aren't covering our noses?

Mother: Of course! If its safe for Papa, then its safe for everyone!

10 ( +15 / -5 )

Slightly different approach than Australia.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

No loud talking and everything will be fine!

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These people in the picture look so poor! They must have been hit hard by the pandemic! I feel bad for the kids. Their clothes are a exact representation of Japanese society..a prison.

-17 ( +3 / -20 )

People dressed in comfortable clothes and went to rest. They don't care what you think about their clothes.

7 ( +12 / -5 )

Nice to see families enjoying themselves but still being cautious post SOE.

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LifeAlertAusToday  05:25 pm JST

These people in the picture look so poor! Their clothes are a exact representation of Japanese society..a prison.

I disagree. But I also have more respect for someone who looks poorly than someone who comments poorly.

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Tamanegi

“but still being cautious”?? Where? I don’t see anyone being cautious in the photo.
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Rinse and repeat. Which means we're two weeks away from Yoshimura's new excuses and passing the buck again.

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It is also asking visitors to leave the park at separate times to avoid concentrations of people.

And how is that working? is it as effective as the authorities in Tokyo and Osaka asking people to close their businesses early and don't serve alcohol?

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falseflagsteve: "Cases are falling as are severe cases and deaths."

Yeah, "falling" -- only 100 higher than the same time last week, which is about when the SOE was lifted. I guess you're in bizarro world?

"These are precious times for the young, should they stay in and lose the ability to socialize and suffer depression like millions of children in countries which had lockdowns?"

From the nation that brought the word "hikkokomori" into the English lexicon and has the second highest rate of suicide amongst the young when times were "normal", what are you talking about?

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If you can't cover the nose then whats the point

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Smith

Nationwide cases are falling nationwide, severe cases and deaths also.

Would you like to see more kids depressed and possibly committing suicidal? That’s what depriving them of normality does.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

These people in the picture look so poor! They must have been hit hard by the pandemic! I feel bad for the kids. Their clothes are a exact representation of Japanese society..a prison.

They're dressed as Universal Studios' Minions and Super Mario Bros.

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It seems like Japan is being overly cautious because of the Olympics. Disneyworld complex in Florida (which is probably 10x bigger than Tokyo Disneyland) has been open since last summer, with no apparent issues. And, health-wise, Florida's population is more vulnerable to COVID than Japan's.

-6 ( +0 / -6 )

It seems like Japan is being overly cautious because of the Olympics. Disneyworld complex in Florida (which is probably 10x bigger than Tokyo Disneyland)

Overly trying to show that something is being done that has been it from the onset. Those acrylic sheets are an utter joke, they are not high and cover just a small proportion of the table, seems like it is assumed the virus is so big and heavy it doesn't float in the air.

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