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Universal Studios Japan decided to postpone the opening of the Nintendo-themed area that was originally scheduled this summer due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people familiar with the matter said.

The theme park, owned by Comcast Corp.’s NBCUniversal, is expected to make a formal announcement as early as this week, potentially with information on the new schedule, the two people said, asking not to be identified because the decision is not yet public. Construction of the area is nearly complete and Comcast is still aiming for an opening this year, they said.

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