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Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market move finally set for October

Gov. Koike faced with consequences of her costly and controversial delay

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike announces the opening date of the new fish market in Toyosu, at the municipal government office on Dec. 20.

TOKYO -- Plans to move Tokyo's iconic Tsukiji fish market to the Toyosu waterfront district are finally moving forward after Gov. Yuriko Koike announced Wednesday the new market will open Oct. 11, 2018 -- leaving barely enough time to redevelop the old site as a transport hub for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

"I think it will be deeply emotional for many people to think this will be the last New Year's auction at Tsukiji," Koike said, referring to one of the biggest events at the fish market.

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