Opening Date for Toyosu Market Set for October 11, 2018


Tokyo, Dec. 20 (Jiji Press)—The Tokyo metropolitan government and industry groups agreed on Wednesday to open a planned new wholesale food market in the Japanese capital's Toyosu district on October 11, 2018.

The transfer of the functions of the aging Tsukiji wholesale food market in Tokyo's Chūō Ward to Toyosu in neighboring Kōtō Ward was initially scheduled for November 7 last year.

In summer last year, however, Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko postponed the transfer, citing concerns about soil pollution at the Toyosu site, which previously hosted a gas plant.

At Wednesday's meeting, the industry groups demanded that the metropolitan government complete additional work on soil pollution control at the Toyosu site by the end of July next year and that Koike then declare the new market safe to use.

Koike said she will respond to the requests appropriately.

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