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Toyosu (from Harumi Ohashi)

Toyosu (豊洲) is an area of Kōtō, Tokyo, Japan. Its subdivisions consist of Toyosu 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 chome.[citation needed]


Disused freightrail bridge(2009)
Toyosu Center Building Annex and station (2011)

In 1937, the area of Toyosu was created on reclaimed land.[1] There were dockyard, power plant, gas plant, freight station, warehouses till early 90's. It's proximity to central Tokyo made it valuable realestate. So the redevelopment was robust. highrise apartments, office buildings, shopping centres were built one after another.

The former gas plant site was chosen in 2001[2] by former Governor of Tokyo Shintarō Ishihara for relocating Tsukiji fish market, but there was a longstanding controversy over this plan due to the toxic contamination of the chosen relocation area.[3] The move to Toyosu Market was planned to have taken place in November 2016, in preparation for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.[4] Part of the plan was to retain a retail market, roughly a quarter of the current operation, in Tsukiji.[5]

On 31 August 2016, the Tsukiji fish market move was indefinitely postponed.[6] The Tsukiji fish market was caught in a controversy with the shop owners surrounding the former fish market rioting as they would lose their job if the fish market transfers its location.[7]

Opening of the fish market was subsequently rescheduled for 11 October 2018 despite concerns about pollution.[8]

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  1. ^ Toyosu Business Friends (2009). Toyosu History. Retrieved on 2009-09-30 from "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2009.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link). (in Japanese)
  2. ^ "As relocated Toyosu fish market prepares to open, plans for old Tsukiji site in limbo". Mainichi Daily News. 3 September 2018.
  3. ^ Tsukiji to relocate to Toyosu: Ishihara DPJ ranks vow to block budget for shift to toxic site. Retrieved on 2010-10-28 from
  4. ^ "Tsukiji fish market to get new home in late 2016 as Olympics beckon". Asahi Shimbun. 18 December 2014. Archived from the original on 12 April 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2015.
  5. ^ Takei, Hiroyuki (9 February 2012). "New fresh fish market planned when Tsukiji market moves". Asahi Shimbun. Archived from the original on 11 February 2014. Retrieved 7 February 2014.
  6. ^ Osumi, Magdalena (31 August 2016). "Smelling something fishy, Koike puts Tsukiji fish market relocation on ice". The Japan Times Online. Japan Times. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
  7. ^ McCurry, Justin (10 November 2016). "Trouble at Tsukiji: World's biggest fish market caught in controversy". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Tokyo's famous Tsukiji fish market enters final days before big move, with many still sceptical of relocation plan". South China Morning Post. 4 October 2018. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  9. ^ Mitsui Fudosan Retail Management Co (2010). Lalaport Toyosu. Retrieved on 2010-10-26 from (in English)

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Coordinates: 35°39′18″N 139°47′46″E / 35.65500°N 139.79611°E / 35.65500; 139.79611