Universal Studios Japan delays Nintendo area opening due to virus emergency

On Wednesday Japan widened the emergency beyond Tokyo

  
An aerial view shows Super Nintendo World, a new attraction area featuring the popular video game character Mario, which is set to open in the spring of 2021, at the Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka, western Japan, November 25, 2020. Picture taken November 25, 2020. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

An aerial view shows Super Nintendo World, a new attraction area featuring the popular video game character Mario, which is set to open in the spring of 2021, at the Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka, western Japan, November 25, 2020. Picture taken November 25, 2020. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

TOKYO - Universal Studios Japan said on Thursday it would postpone the opening of its Super Nintendo World area from a scheduled date of Feb. 4 until after the lifting of a state of emergency in the Osaka prefecture.

On Wednesday Japan widened the emergency beyond Tokyo, the capital, to seven more prefectures, including Osaka, amid a steady rise in coronavirus infections. The emergency is set to run until Feb. 7. 

Universal Studios Japan is owned by Comcast Corp.

(Reporting by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Clarence Fernandez) ((chris.gallagher@thomsonreuters.com;))

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