Vision failing, Tsukiji wholesaler carries on

| Mar 29, 2017

Vision failing, Tsukiji wholesaler carries on

Yutaka Kadono, 80, was supposed to retire from his business as an intermediate wholesaler at the Tsukiji fish market last October. Kadono has glaucoma in his left eye, which means it takes more time to judge a good fish, prompting him to decide to throw ...

Sweet-toothed thief nabbed after ice cream binge

/ Mar 21, 2017

Sweet-toothed thief nabbed after ice cream binge

A hapless Japanese thief has got himself into a sticky spot with police after being arrested for breaking into offices and raiding refrigerators to binge on sweet treats. Yasuhiro Wakashima, 51, is accused of gobbling down over 250 desserts during more than 40 incidents since ...

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 between ...