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Universal Studios Japan bets $545m on Super Nintendo World

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Executives at Universal Studios Japan expect the theme park's next big draw to be a mustachioed Italian plumber. (Photo by Maho Obata) 

OSAKA -- The operator of Universal Studios Japan is making its biggest investment ever, 60 billion yen ($545 million), in Mario-themed attractions that will open this summer, with the Nintendo franchise expected to be its next big draw.

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