Head of Tsukiji cooperative urges governor to act over fish market relocation
Junichi Ito, head of the Tsukiji fish market wholesalers cooperative. Many of Tsukiji’s wholesalers welcomed Koike’s decision, expressing concerns over the reported soil contamination, the tight relocation schedule and poor facilities at the Toyosu site. Some fish dealers interviewed said they were not informed and still don’t know how the cooperative reached the decision to approve the Nov. 7 relocation plan. Ito admitted the cooperative did not hold a vote.