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Transferring the Tokyo Fish Market

SNA (Tokyo) — The transfer of the Tokyo fish market has been one of Japan’s biggest political issues in recent years. Yuriko Koike, shortly after her election as governor, delayed the scheduled move due to environmental concerns. The soil of the new Toyosu site, which was used by a gas company, was found to have benzene contamination. At the end of July, the Tokyo government announced that the measures against soil contamination are now sufficient. In October of this year, the transfer of the fish market from Tsukiji to Toyosu is scheduled to be completed.

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