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Successor to Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market opens

Famed landmark cedes spotlight to state-of-the-art Toyosu site

Tokyo's new Toyosu fish market held its very first tuna auction on Oct. 11. (Photo by Rie Ishii)

TOKYO -- The successor to Tokyo's famed, bustling Tsukiji fish market opened its doors for business for the first time Thursday, kicking off operations with a tuna auction.

The new market is located in the waterfront district of Toyosu, roughly 2 km southeast of the 83-year-old former site, which closed its doors on Oct. 6.

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