Women's Presence Increasing at Tokyo Fish Market

Society Lifestyle

Tokyo, July 2 (Jiji Press)--Women are increasing their presence in Tokyo's major wholesale fish market, which has long been considered a workplace for men.

More women participate in auctions at the new Toyosu market, which replaced the now-defunct Tsukiji market in October last year, and work as sushi chefs in the capital of Japan.

Mao Nakajima, 31, works for intermediary wholesale company Hicho in the Toyosu market, influenced by her grandfather who was an intermediary wholesaler at Tsukiji.

She examines southern bluefin tuna and other fish and places bids.

Intermediary wholesalers fillet tuna weighing more than 70 kilograms and sell pieces to buyers from eateries who visit the Toyosu market in search of ingredients.

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