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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Something Stinks: Tsukiji Fish Market Relocation On Hold

Above, the historic Tsukiji Fish Market in 2010. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Oh-oh! It appears that the planned relocation of the Tsukiji Fish Market has been put on hold due to concerns by Tokyo's governor.

The Japan Times reported:
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike on Wednesday suspended the relocation of Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji fish market, saying she may order a root-and-branch review of the move. 
The famously messy but colorful market was due to close a few weeks from now and reopen in spanking new surroundings at a custom-built facility in Toyosu in Koto Ward on Nov. 7. 
At a news conference, Koike said three worries forced her into the decision: noxious chemicals in the ground at the new site, ballooning construction costs and a general failure to keep the city’s residents in the loop.
Due to this action by Tokyo's governor, it appears that tourists have a little more time to see the historic Tsukiji Fish Market at its present location.

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