Fish from Toyosu Market Selling Well

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Tokyo, Nov. 10 (Jiji Press)--Fish from Toyosu wholesale food market, dubbed a new kitchen for the Tokyo metropolitan area, are selling well nearly one month after its opening on Oct. 11.

Seeking to draw shoppers, one fish retailer in Tokyo decorated the store with banners celebrating the opening of the market and spotlighting the arrival of seafood from the new facility.

"Fish from Toyosu!" a shop worker cried.

No traces of concern appear to linger over damage to the market's reputation from land contamination at the site in Koto Ward, which previously hosted a gas plant.

To deal with the problem, the Tokyo metropolitan government delayed the relocation of functions from the decades-old Tsukiji market to Toyosu by some two years, and in July this year declared the new market safe.

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