Wholesalers Concerned over Poor Access to Toyosu Market

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Tokyo, Oct. 10 (Jiji Press)--Food wholesalers and buyers expressed concerns about poor access to the new Toyosu wholesale market in Tokyo ahead of its opening Thursday.

The market in the Japanese capital's Koto Ward succeeds the iconic 83-year-old Tsukiji market in Chuo Ward, which closed Saturday.

But the highway set to be the logistics backbone has yet to open, and access by public transportation is inconvenient. Complaints are expected to arise over congested roads and inconvenient public transportation.

The biggest problem is a delay in the launch of Ring Road No. 2, which will link Toyosu with Tokyo's central and waterfront areas, beyond the much-anticipated opening of the market.

Predicting severe traffic jams near the market right after the opening, an intermediate wholesaler said that the firm's goods deliveries may be delayed significantly, depending on the client location.

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