Toyosu panel chair confirms groundwater leaks at market site

Sep 24, 2016

Toyosu panel chair confirms groundwater leaks at market site

The chair of an advisory panel to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government confirmed Saturday that groundwater has leaked into the basements of buildings at the Toyosu food wholesale market site. Water pooled in the basements is “deemed to be groundwater,” the panel chair, Tatemasa Hirata, ...

Japan's tuna king laments Tsukiji market move

Jan 20, 2016

Japan's tuna king laments Tsukiji market move

Kiyoshi Kimura’s ear-to-ear grin is tough to miss in Japan — it is splashed across ubiquitous billboards advertising his nationwide sushi chain. But the self-styled “Tuna King” is not smiling about plans to move Tokyo’s Tsukiji market, the world’s biggest raw-fish emporium, and says ...

Bigeye tuna prices expected to rise by end of year

Nov 10, 2015

Bigeye tuna prices expected to rise by end of year

Bigeye tuna prices are expected to rise sharply toward the end of the year, chiefly because domestic inventories are decreasing due to falling imports reflecting the weaker yen. Bigeye tuna is mainly served at kaitenzushi conveyor-belt sushi restaurants and sold at supermarkets. As its ...

WMF calls for Tokyo's Tsukiji wooden buildings to be preserved

Oct 16, 2015

WMF calls for Tokyo's Tsukiji wooden buildings to be preserved

The World Monuments Fund (WMF) on Thursday released its 2016 World Monuments Watch list, calling for the preservation of 50 cultural heritage sites at risk in 36 countries, including some 30 small wooden buildings in Tokyo’s Tsukiji district. The buildings came into existence after ...