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World's largest fish market reopens in Tokyo

Wholesalers check the quality of frozen tuna displayed during the first tuna auctions on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market in Tokyo, Japan, October 11, 2018. The world's largest fish market resumed operations at a new location in Tokyo, after final auctions last week at the previous facility in Tsukiji, one of the top tourist attractions in the Japanese capital.

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Wholesalers check the quality of frozen tuna displayed during the first tuna auctions on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market in Tokyo, Japan, October 11, 2018. The world's largest fish market resumed operations at a new location in Tokyo,...more

Wholesalers check the quality of frozen tuna displayed during the first tuna auctions on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market in Tokyo, Japan, October 11, 2018. The world's largest fish market resumed operations at a new location in Tokyo, after final auctions last week at the previous facility in Tsukiji, one of the top tourist attractions in the Japanese capital. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A wholesaler checks the quality of frozen tuna displayed during the first tuna auctions at Toyosu fish market. The long-delayed opening of the gleaming new $5-billion Toyosu market on reclaimed land was marked by a minor truck fire and an early morning traffic jam.

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A wholesaler checks the quality of frozen tuna displayed during the first tuna auctions at Toyosu fish market. The long-delayed opening of the gleaming new $5-billion Toyosu market on reclaimed land was marked by a minor truck fire and an early...more

A wholesaler checks the quality of frozen tuna displayed during the first tuna auctions at Toyosu fish market. The long-delayed opening of the gleaming new $5-billion Toyosu market on reclaimed land was marked by a minor truck fire and an early morning traffic jam. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Auctioneers take part in a wasabi auction at the greengrocery area at Toyosu. As its first tuna auction kicked off at 5:30 a.m., the halls filled with the sound of bells and the shouts of traders, who also used hand signals in the scramble to get the day's best produce.

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Auctioneers take part in a wasabi auction at the greengrocery area at Toyosu. As its first tuna auction kicked off at 5:30 a.m., the halls filled with the sound of bells and the shouts of traders, who also used hand signals in the scramble to get the...more

Auctioneers take part in a wasabi auction at the greengrocery area at Toyosu. As its first tuna auction kicked off at 5:30 a.m., the halls filled with the sound of bells and the shouts of traders, who also used hand signals in the scramble to get the day's best produce. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A man works to install a new store at a building of Toyosu. The 83-year-old Tsukiji market drew tens of thousands of visitors each year to a warren of stalls laden with exotic species of fish and fresh sushi in a tourism boom key to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic plan.

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A man works to install a new store at a building of Toyosu. The 83-year-old Tsukiji market drew tens of thousands of visitors each year to a warren of stalls laden with exotic species of fish and fresh sushi in a tourism boom key to Prime Minister...more

A man works to install a new store at a building of Toyosu. The 83-year-old Tsukiji market drew tens of thousands of visitors each year to a warren of stalls laden with exotic species of fish and fresh sushi in a tourism boom key to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic plan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A fishmonger cuts tuna meat at a wholesalers' area at Toyosu. But it had become dilapidated and unsanitary, city officials have said in planning the move to Toyosu, further away from central Tokyo, a relocation delayed many times since it was conceived 17 years ago.

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A fishmonger cuts tuna meat at a wholesalers' area at Toyosu. But it had become dilapidated and unsanitary, city officials have said in planning the move to Toyosu, further away from central Tokyo, a relocation delayed many times since it was...more

A fishmonger cuts tuna meat at a wholesalers' area at Toyosu. But it had become dilapidated and unsanitary, city officials have said in planning the move to Toyosu, further away from central Tokyo, a relocation delayed many times since it was conceived 17 years ago. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A fishmonger works at a wholesalers' area on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market. Kimio Amano, a 45-year-old seller of blue tuna, said he was concerned about the location. "There are some customers who said they are not coming any longer because it is too far," said Amano. "Let's see what happens."

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A fishmonger works at a wholesalers' area on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market. Kimio Amano, a 45-year-old seller of blue tuna, said he was concerned about the location. "There are some customers who said they are not coming any longer...more

A fishmonger works at a wholesalers' area on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market. Kimio Amano, a 45-year-old seller of blue tuna, said he was concerned about the location. "There are some customers who said they are not coming any longer because it is too far," said Amano. "Let's see what happens." REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Wholesalers take part in an auction at the greengrocery area on the opening day of the new Toyosu market. More than 80 percent of Tsukiji fish traders oppose the move, a survey by a group fighting the relocation showed. Although demolition work started at Tsukiji on Thursday, a group of fishmongers protesting against the move forced its way back in.

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Wholesalers take part in an auction at the greengrocery area on the opening day of the new Toyosu market. More than 80 percent of Tsukiji fish traders oppose the move, a survey by a group fighting the relocation showed. Although demolition work...more

Wholesalers take part in an auction at the greengrocery area on the opening day of the new Toyosu market. More than 80 percent of Tsukiji fish traders oppose the move, a survey by a group fighting the relocation showed. Although demolition work started at Tsukiji on Thursday, a group of fishmongers protesting against the move forced its way back in. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Wholesalers check the quality of frozen tuna displayed during the first tuna auctions at Toyosu. In 2016, toxic substances were found in soil and groundwater at Toyosu, the former home of a gas plant, prompting Tokyo to spend an extra 3.8 billion yen ($34 million) to dig hundreds of wells to pump out groundwater. In July, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike declared the site safe after experts signed off on additional clean-up measures, but some traders remain sceptical.

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Wholesalers check the quality of frozen tuna displayed during the first tuna auctions at Toyosu. In 2016, toxic substances were found in soil and groundwater at Toyosu, the former home of a gas plant, prompting Tokyo to spend an extra 3.8 billion yen...more

Wholesalers check the quality of frozen tuna displayed during the first tuna auctions at Toyosu. In 2016, toxic substances were found in soil and groundwater at Toyosu, the former home of a gas plant, prompting Tokyo to spend an extra 3.8 billion yen ($34 million) to dig hundreds of wells to pump out groundwater. In July, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike declared the site safe after experts signed off on additional clean-up measures, but some traders remain sceptical. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A man riding a vehicle known as a turret truck is seen inside an elevator at the wholesalers' area at Toyosu. A rat infestation was another problem at Tsukiji, often dubbed the "kitchen of Japan". Tokyo authorities have set aside 35 million yen ($312,000) for extermination in the year beginning in April to allay the fears of nearby residents that demolition could spread the rodent menace.

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A man riding a vehicle known as a turret truck is seen inside an elevator at the wholesalers' area at Toyosu. A rat infestation was another problem at Tsukiji, often dubbed the "kitchen of Japan". Tokyo authorities have set aside 35 million yen...more

A man riding a vehicle known as a turret truck is seen inside an elevator at the wholesalers' area at Toyosu. A rat infestation was another problem at Tsukiji, often dubbed the "kitchen of Japan". Tokyo authorities have set aside 35 million yen ($312,000) for extermination in the year beginning in April to allay the fears of nearby residents that demolition could spread the rodent menace. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Men move boxes as they install a new store at a building of Toyosu fish market. Nearly 1,800 rats were killed in the last six months using devices such as mousetraps and adhesive sheets, one official said, adding that it was impossible to estimate the size of the total population.

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Men move boxes as they install a new store at a building of Toyosu fish market. Nearly 1,800 rats were killed in the last six months using devices such as mousetraps and adhesive sheets, one official said, adding that it was impossible to estimate...more

Men move boxes as they install a new store at a building of Toyosu fish market. Nearly 1,800 rats were killed in the last six months using devices such as mousetraps and adhesive sheets, one official said, adding that it was impossible to estimate the size of the total population. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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A traffic jam is seen in front of the new Toyosu market on its opening day. The old site will provide temporary parking for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before becoming a tourist center.

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A traffic jam is seen in front of the new Toyosu market on its opening day. The old site will provide temporary parking for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before becoming a tourist center. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A traffic jam is seen in front of the new Toyosu market on its opening day. The old site will provide temporary parking for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics before becoming a tourist center. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Wholesalers take part in an auction at the greengrocery area on the opening day of the new Toyosu market.

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Wholesalers take part in an auction at the greengrocery area on the opening day of the new Toyosu market. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Wholesalers take part in an auction at the greengrocery area on the opening day of the new Toyosu market. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Wholesalers carry tuna after the first tuna auctions on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market.

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Wholesalers carry tuna after the first tuna auctions on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Wholesalers carry tuna after the first tuna auctions on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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An auctioneer gestures during one of the the first tuna auctions on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market.

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An auctioneer gestures during one of the the first tuna auctions on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market. REUTERS/Issei Kato

An auctioneer gestures during one of the the first tuna auctions on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Wholesalers check the quality of frozen tuna displayed during the first tuna auctions on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market.

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Wholesalers check the quality of frozen tuna displayed during the first tuna auctions on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Wholesalers check the quality of frozen tuna displayed during the first tuna auctions on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Tuna meat is seen at a wholesalers' area on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market.

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Tuna meat is seen at a wholesalers' area on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Tuna meat is seen at a wholesalers' area on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Men drive vehicles known as turret trucks at the wholesalers' area on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market.

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Men drive vehicles known as turret trucks at the wholesalers' area on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Men drive vehicles known as turret trucks at the wholesalers' area on the opening day of the new Toyosu fish market. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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The new Toyosu market facility is seen on its opening day.

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The new Toyosu market facility is seen on its opening day. REUTERS/Issei Kato

The new Toyosu market facility is seen on its opening day. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A man carries a cart in front of a building of Toyosu fish market.

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A man carries a cart in front of a building of Toyosu fish market. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A man carries a cart in front of a building of Toyosu fish market. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Workers drive vehicles known as turret truck arrive at Toyosu market during a relocation from Tsukiji. 

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Workers drive vehicles known as turret truck arrive at Toyosu market during a relocation from Tsukiji. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Workers drive vehicles known as turret truck arrive at Toyosu market during a relocation from Tsukiji. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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