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Thursday, 3rd January 2013
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Plans for relocation of Tsukiji fish market delayed

Tokyo residents may be pleased to hear that the relocation of the Tsukiji fish market to Toyosu, Koto, has been delayed over concerns about pollution levels at the new site.

The governor of Tokyo Shintaro Ishihara has called for the relocation of the market on numerous occasions as it currently takes up valuable real estate in Tokyo city centre.

An unnamed Tokyo official was quoted as saying that the relocation will be delayed by another year as work continues to decontaminate the proposed area. Initially the move was planned for 2014.

The market was designed by the Architectural Section of Tokyo Municipal Government in the aftermath of the 1923 Great Kanto earthquake and is now a big draw for visitors to the area.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, "eating sushi in Tokyo is a must-do" and it suggests that tourists try "some of the best at Sushi Dai at the Tsukiji fish market".

Written by Susan Ballion

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