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BC-Business News Digest

October 4, 2018

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JAPAN-TSUKIJI — After years of delays Tsukiji, Tokyo’s popular 80-year-old market handling more than 400 kinds of seafood, from poisonous blowfish to prime-grade tuna, is closing Thursday to move to a more modern facility on reclaimed industrial land in Tokyo Bay. The new, modern facility at Toyosu, which cost 569 billion yen ($5 billion) to build, will open Oct. 11. Even after years of delays and extra efforts to ensure it’s safe, many working in Tsukiji remain uneasy. “If the new place were better, I’ll be happy to move,” said Tai Yamaguchi, whose family has run fish wholesaler Hitoku Shoten since 1964. By Yuri Kageyama. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos at 2 a.m.

BLOCKCHAIN-INTERNATIONAL AID — The data technology that underpins virtual currencies like bitcoin is now also being used to deliver international aid more efficiently by dramatically lowering the risk of bribes and fraud by local officials — a huge, longstanding problem in the industry. By Robert Stevens. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 a.m.


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