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"Tsukiji- Fishy Business"

Silverjay | | Apr 11, 2008 07:09 AM

An article in The Economist confirms what many of us know already- that Tsukiji as a tourist destination is a double-edged sword for Japan and that, it seems for the most part, has become too much for the market to handle. The story mentions the proposed move to Toyosu in a couple of years, although in the comments section of the story, someone notes that the move was pushed back further. Most likely, the inner stalls and real operating part of the market as a wholesale destination will become limited to commercial individuals and rationed to only select tours/journalistst/etc. The first time I went to the market, more than ten years ago, it wasn't so bad. These days, I feel sorry for the vendors. Perhaps areas on the outer portion of the market will become like Hakodate's, which is a sort of "market experience" with stalls selling gift packages.?.?...Anyway, here's the article-