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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tsukiji Relocation Starts After 30 Years

Above, it is business as usual at the current Tsukiji Fish Market. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Construction has already begun on the new fish market facility in Toyosu and plans have been finalized to move operations from the current Tsukiji Fish Market to the new location in 2016.

According to The Japan News (Yomiuri Shimbun):
Almost 30 years after the redevelopment plan emerged, the relocation of Tsukiji Market — the nation’s largest market, in Chuo Ward, Tokyo — to Toyosu area in Koto Ward will finally begin as the Tokyo metropolitan government has officially announced that the new market will open in early November 2016. 
There have been only a few similar cases of relocating such a large market. While some small businesses have decided to close down, whether the relocation to the new Toyosu market will be smoothly carried out has attracted public attention. 
On Monday, Tsukiji Market was crowded with wholesalers and middlemen, while the adjacent Tsukiji Outer Market was packed with individual customers looking for such seafood as octopus and kazunoko herring roe, and foreign tourists.
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