Tokyo cuts ribbon on new fish market to replace Tsukiji

TOKYO (AFP) – Tokyo’s mayor insisted yesterday that the city’s new fish market would be safe, as she inaugurated a “cutting-edge” facility to replace the world-famous Tsukiji, which closes next month. “Toyosu market is safe. I want to say that” to all the wholesalers, buyers and consumers, said Yuriko Koike, referring to the new complex, located on a former gas plant further east of Tsukiji. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin.