Jun 22, 2017

Feasibility of Koike's Tsukiji market decision

Yuriko Koike's plan to relocate the capital's Tsukiji wholesale market to the new site in the Toyosu waterfront area — while also redeveloping the Tsukiji site in five years without selling it off as scheduled— seems to raise more questions than answer

Pikotaro joins Koike to promote LED exchange program in Tokyo

May 27, 2017

Pikotaro joins Koike to promote LED exchange program in Tokyo

Pikotaro pitches free LED upgrades Jiji — Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike — with a little help from comedian Pikotaro — is promoting energy savings by offering free upgrades to LED lights. Koike said the metropolitan government will allow citizens to exchange two or more incandescent lamps ...

Tsukiji panel straddles fence on relocation solution

Apr 27, 2017

Tsukiji panel straddles fence on relocation solution

A project team examining the issue of Tsukiji fish market relocation issue has released a draft report that stops short of backing either the heavily criticized relocation plan or renovating the market's current dilapidated facility in Chuo Ward. "We won't discuss where the market should ...

Experts say land at Toyosu market site worth ¥437 billion

Apr 9, 2017

Experts say land at Toyosu market site worth ¥437 billion

The site of the planned Toyosu wholesale food market would sell for ¥437 billion if it were used for high-rise apartments and commercial and other facilities, according to experts from a Tokyo Metropolitan Government team. The estimate is part of a proposal to give up ...