After years of delays, the process of moving Tokyo’s world-famous Tsukiji fish market is on track, reports Straits Times.
Tokyo officials say the contamination at the new site at Toyosu has been dealt with and the city’s governor, Yuriko Koike, said she detected a change in mindset from once-fierce opponents of the move.
“We are now receiving more concrete questions, like, ‘the market doesn’t seem to have enough parking spaces’,” she said. “This is proof that preparation for the market relocation is in full motion.”
The new market boasts modern sanitation and refrigeration control, a leap forward from the open-air, dilapidated Tsukiji market. The bulk of the new complex now appears complete, with sections set up to host fish, meat and vegetable vendors and a giant gleaming tuna statue on display.
Vendors are scheduled to move into the new market on Oct. 11.