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Harry Potter attraction in Tokyo to open in 2023

Warner Bros. and partners confident pandemic will be under control by then

The site will be built on part of the site of the Toshimaen amusement park, slated to close at the end of August. (Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Japan)

TOKYO -- Neither Lord Voldemort nor the pandemic can disrupt plans to open a "Harry Potter"-themed studio tour attraction here in the first half of 2023.

Warner Bros. Japan and partners including Seibu Railway and trading house Itochu announced the timeline Tuesday, judging that the coronavirus and its impact on the tourism industry will be contained in a few years.

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