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

Panel confirms perjury occurred in Tsukiji move testimony

May 31, 2017

Panel confirms perjury occurred in Tsukiji move testimony

A special investigation committee of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly confirmed Wednesday that a former deputy governor gave false testimony in March about his role in the Tsukiji fish market relocation plan. The committee approved the judgment of perjury for Takeo Hamauzu with the backing ...

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 ...