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From Disney to KFC, businesses brace for Tokyo emergency

Bars say incentives not enough to compensate for cuts to nighttime hours

The operator of Tokyo Disney Resort will close the parks at 8 p.m. starting Friday.  (Photo by Hirofumi Yamamoto)

TOKYO -- Theme parks, rail service and fried chicken are all set to be hit by the greater Tokyo area's upcoming second state of emergency as authorities rush to clamp down on a swelling coronavirus outbreak.

Restaurants will be asked to close by 8 p.m., but many small businesses around Tokyo's busy Shinjuku Station are opting to shut down temporarily rather than shorten their hours.

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