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Tsukiji fish market auction reopens to visitors

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The Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo on Tuesday allowed visitors to attend its early-morning tuna auctions for the first time since the March 11 disaster. About 70 sightseers, including members of an Australian group, observed the auction in the early hours of the morning.

About 850 middlemen use the fish market in Chuo Ward, which has long been a popular tourist attraction. The metropolitan government is planning to relocate the market to a site in Koto Ward by 2014.

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Expecting foreign tourist? yeah, few will always be there.

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Do they test the fish for cesium?

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I think it was ANN that did a story about the foreign tourists' lack of manners at the Tsukiji fish market, such as tasting the fish and taking flash photos. I don't know how true that is.

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Tourist access is limited, no samples are allowed and no devises for checking radioactivity.

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makiminato,

Hate to break it to you pal but the Japanese have much more to worry about than foreign tourists' lack of manners when visiting Japan's contaminated fish markets.

Japan is one radioactive cesspool.

And I'm being polite.

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Problem will be solved once the market has moved to its new location.

Tourists, etc will be confined to cat-walks above the market/trading floor. And, yeah, I seen many reports on TV about Tourists misbehaving and not just during the Tuna auctions.

Many seem to think it is a show and place for them to go wild and behave like in a theme-park and not a place where people work, etc.

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Who in their right mind would be buying or eating fish in Japan anymore. Insanity. Japan has clearly shown that $$$ > human health. I would not trust any vendor. The vast majority of radioactive releases were into the ocean.

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Who in their right mind would be buying or eating fish in Japan anymore. Insanity. Japan has clearly shown that $$$ > human health. I would not trust any vendor. The vast majority of radioactive releases were into the ocean.

Was there a few years ago, and most of the tuna was labelled Spain/Argentina/Chile - probably safe to eat?

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Was there a few years ago, and most of the tuna was labelled Spain/Argentina/Chile - probably safe to eat?

Good point but I would not be very trusting of the labels given Japan's record for dishonesty.

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