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Tokyo to shut world's largest fish market - for now

No time frame has been given; city governor says the move would take place after discussions

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The Tsukiji fish market is one of the top tourist destinations in Tokyo, attracting as many as 42,000 visitors daily. About 1,628 tonnes of seafood pass through it on a typical day. Ms Koike says the current market would be redeveloped over the next five years.

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THE doors of Tokyo's iconic Tsukiji fish market - the world's biggest - are set to close after more than 80 years. But maybe not for good.

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike said Tuesday that the world-famous site of early-morning tuna auctions will be relocated to an area that used

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