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Tourists banned from Tokyo tuna auctions


4/9/2010

Published on Apr 9, 2010

Tokyo’s Metropolitan Government has banned tourists from the city’s fish market for a month after complaints from traders their presence was hampering business. According to a BBC report, the morning tuna auction as turned the Tsukiji fish market into one of the Japan’s most popular tourist attractions, with as many as 500 people gathering for each sale. The report stated drunken tourists often visit the early-morning auction straight after leaving the city’s nightclubs.

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