May 12, 2017

Benzene found in gas in soil under Tsukiji market

Cancer-causing Benzene has been detected in gas in soil under the Tsukiji wholesale food market, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said. But the metro government said no health hazards are expected to be found because the ground is covered with concrete and other foundation materials. ...

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 ...

Koike may reach conclusion on Tsukiji move before election

Apr 17, 2017

Koike may reach conclusion on Tsukiji move before election

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike suggested she may decide how to resolve the stalled relocation of the Tsukiji fish market before the July 2 metropolitan assembly election. In an interview Monday with Jiji Press, Koike said she will focus on two options — one to ...

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 ...

Mar 18, 2017

Unsafe toxin levels found in 10th Toyosu groundwater survey

Excessive levels of benzene and other toxic chemicals have been detected in another groundwater survey at the replacement site for the Tsukiji wholesale food market, sources said Saturday. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government carried out its 10th survey at the site in the Toyosu district ...

Arsenic detected in 2013 test at Tsukiji fish market

Mar 8, 2017

Arsenic detected in 2013 test at Tsukiji fish market

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government said Tuesday that it had found arsenic levels 2.4 times above the legal limit in soil at the Tsukiji fish market site in 2013. It was the first time contaminants were detected in the Tsukiji soil but the metropolitan government ...