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Tokyo governor wants to relocate Tsukiji fish market next May

Koike eyes partnership with private sector on site's redevelopment

Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, in an interview with The Nikkei, discussed plans for the Tsukiji fish market site.

TOKYO -- Gov. Yuriko Koike aims to relocate Tokyo's landmark Tsukiji fish market to the Toyosu waterfront district in May 2018 by working closely with vendors and others to ensure the smoothest transition possible.

"The move must happen by the end of 2018," she told The Nikkei in an interview Wednesday. "We'll relocate to a new wholesale market in Toyosu with the cooperation and understanding of industry players."

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