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2017 November 29 - December 5 [SOCIAL ISSUES]

Majority of Tsukiji wholesalers feel relocation date should be determined by consensus

November 29, 2017
More than half of the fish wholesalers in Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market signed a petition demanding that their opinions be reflected in determining the date of the market relocation to the Toyosu district, Akahata learned on November 28.

The signature-collection campaign is being conducted by a group of women workers at the market, “Tsukiji Okamisan Kai”. In response to a unilateral agreement on the relocation date made by the Tokyo Metropolitan government and the leader of wholesalers’ cooperative, the group launched the campaign to urge the cooperative to take a vote to include members’ opinions regarding the relocation date.

Representatives of “Okamisan Kai” on the day held a press conference in the metropolitan government building and said, “Of the 538 fish brokers in Tsukiji, 273 signed the petition. We will hand the signatures to the cooperative on November 29.”

In addition, the women’s group said that prior to the press conference it visited the Tokyo Olympics Organizing Committee to submit a written statement stating that many traders and other Tsukiji-market-related business owners would be adversely affected by the plan to turn the market site into a parking lot for the 2020 Summer Games.

Past related article:
> Unilateral agreement on Toyosu relocation date provokes anger among Tsukiji workers [November 8 & 11, 2017]
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