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Toyosu Fish Sales Flop One Year after Relocation from Tsukiji

Toyosu Fish Sales Flop One Year after Relocation from Tsukiji

   Tokyo, Oct. 10 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo's major wholesale food market in Toyosu in Koto Ward is struggling to stem the decrease in the amount of fish traded there, as it marks a year after relocating from Tsukiji.
   The Toyosu market, which opened on Oct. 11, 2018, after a two-year delay due to contaminated soil at the site, celebrates its first anniversary on Friday.
   At around 40 hectares, the market dubbed the new "kitchen of the country" is about 1.7 times the size of the former Tsukiji market in Chuo Ward in the Japanese capital. With its state-of-the-art enclosed facility, the market prides itself on its high-quality sanitation and temperature management.
   The Tokyo metropolitan government has managed to prevent harmful rumors about the site's safety by implementing additional measures to combat the contaminated soil, and the Toyosu market has been running smoothly since its opening.
   However, the market is failing to increase the amount of traded fish, which has been in constant decline, even since the Tsukiji era. The market saw about 220,000 tons of fisheries transactions in the first eight months of 2019, slightly lower than in the same period the previous year at Tsukiji.

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