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Universal Studios Japan resumes accepting visitors from across Japan

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Universal Studios Japan in Osaka on Monday began accepting visitors from all over Japan, even though coronavirus infections in the prefecture have spiked in recent days.

Osaka Prefecture confirmed 89 new cases of the virus on Sunday, the highest number since the state of emergency was lifted on May 25.

USJ reopened on June 8 after being closed since Feb 29 due to the coronavirus. Upon its reopening, the theme park limited guests to yearly pass holders and those living nearby. From June 15, residents of the prefecture who were not annual pass holders but made an advance purchase of special studio passes were allowed to enter, Kyodo News reported. Admission was expanded to annual pass holders nationwide and residents of the six prefectures in the Kansai region -- Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo, Nara and Wakayama on June 19.

Visitors are required to wear a face mask and undergo body temperature checks to enter the park, as well as keep a proper distance from each other while waiting for attractions, Kyodo News reported. They must also sit in every other row in theaters and on ride attractions in line with social distancing measures.

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If they require visitors to wear masks, then they aren't "welcoming."

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If they require visitors to wear masks, then they aren't "welcoming."

Yup, if you aren't wearing a mask, you aren't welcome.

As it should be.

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Better than Toshima-en though - apparently you're still allowed to scream.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

It's definitely worth risking serious illness to be able to buy a Quidditch broom at the Harry Potter gift shop.

Obaachan and Ojiichan have lived full lives already, anyway.

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Admission was expanded to annual pass holders nationwide and residents of the six prefectures in the Kansai region

Annual pass holders with the Asymptomaticus spell?

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Before the pandemic, walking around Shinsaibashi, it seemed like 80% of people were Chinese/Korean tourists. I have heard the same about USJ. Now Japanese people are starting to fill up Shinsaibashi again, I wonder what USJ will look like.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

Why would anyone take unnecessary risks, and increase the risk of transmitting the virus to friends, family and colleagues?

0 ( +6 / -6 )

Not going back to any theme parks until they return to normal

9 ( +10 / -1 )

Meanwhile cases in Osaka rising... so yeah, great time to gather at a theme park, guys!

4 ( +9 / -5 )

It’s unbelievable that people still think that by contracting this virus they’re going to die.

you’re falling right into the trap. Well done to all these people who love their lives normally and healthily.

-7 ( +5 / -12 )

We have to start getting back to some form of normal. Step by step, step by step, this is like a first step

3 ( +7 / -4 )

The loop line in Osaka idoneidade the most crowded-good luck staying away from people in that!!!

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by contracting this virus they’re going to die.

No but you might transmit it to someone who will die of it, or have a long lasting illness because of it.

5 ( +9 / -4 )

Did't know Universal Studios still exists!?

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Wow Mark you are really intuitive aren't you?

When will people from Tokyo be allowed to go?

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you’re falling right into the trap. Well done to all these people who love their lives normally and healthily

You really don't get it. It's not always about you and "your" freedom.

2 ( +6 / -4 )

Who cares

1 ( +2 / -1 )

This is Great news! Hopefully that means more tik tok videos. They've been lagging the last few weeks!

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