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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."

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

As it should be.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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Who cares

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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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Wow Mark you are really intuitive aren't you?

When will people from Tokyo be allowed to go?

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

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Did't know Universal Studios still exists!?

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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 )

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

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