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Last orders as Tokyo s Tsukiji market relocates

For decades, Tokyo's Tsukiji market has been the beating heart of a world-class culinary capital, supplying Michelin-starred chefs and drawing tourists who queue for hours to glimpse pre-dawn tuna auctions......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarOct 4th, 2018

Tuna sold for $3 million 

TOKYO — A 612-pound (278-kilogram) bluefin tuna sold for a record 333.6 million yen ($3 million) at the first auction of 2019, after Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji market was moved to a new site on the city’s waterfront. The winning bid for the prized but threatened species at the predawn auction Saturday was more than double […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 6th, 2019

Record $3.1 million paid in New Year s tuna auction at Japan s new market

TOKYO, Japan – A Japanese sushi entrepreneur paid a record $3.1 million for a giant tuna Saturday, January 5, as Tokyo's new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji  late last year, held its first pre-dawn New Year's auction. Bidding stopped at a whopping 333.6 million yen for the enormous ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

First tuna auction at Japan s new Tsukiji market

TOKYO, Japan – The cries of the raucous pre-dawn tuna auction rang out for the first time at Tokyo's new fish market Thursday, October 11, just days after the world-famous Tsukiji market closed the door on an 83-year history. The location may have changed but the ritual remained the same: ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

First tuna auction at Japan’s ‘new Tsukiji’ market

TOKYO, Japan -- The cries of the raucous pre-dawn tuna auction rang out for the first time at Tokyo's new fish market Thursday, just days after the world-famous Tsukiji market closed the door on an 83-year history. The location may have changed but the ritual remained the same: huge frozen whole tuna laid out on the ground, bells tolling to sound the start of the auction and a loud and bewildering system of bidding understood only by those taking part. "There we go. We're off," said Kiyoshi Kimura, one of the celebrities of the sushi world, who owns the Zanmai Sushi chain and has previously paid record prices for tuna at New Year auctions. "We won't get the same prices today...Keep on reading: First tuna auction at Japan’s ‘new Tsukiji’ market.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2018

Sayonara: Tsukiji market relocates

Sayonara: Tsukiji market relocates Source link link: Sayonara: Tsukiji market relocates.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Japan s Tsukiji fish market to stop tourist tuna viewings

TOKYO, Japan – Tokyo's famous Tsukiji fish market  will stop admitting tourists to watch its pre-dawn tuna auctions next month, as it prepares to move locations on October 11, a spokeswoman said Tuesday, August 21. After more than 80 years in operation Tsukiji, the world's largest fish market and a popular tourist ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Japan s historic Tsukiji fish market holds final New Year auction

TOKYO, Japan – Tokyo's world-famous Tsukiji fish market held its last pre-dawn New Year's auction on Friday, January 5,  before closing down for relocation, with the highest bidder paying more than $320,000 for a giant tuna. After more than 80 years in operation, the world's biggest fish market, a popular tourist ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2018

Tokyo to close Tsukiji market

Tokyo to close Tsukiji market.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 20th, 2017

Pacific Rim trade bloc meets in Tokyo, preps for growth | Inquirer Business

Representatives from a Pacific Rim trade bloc geared up to roll out and expand the market-opening initiative as they met Saturday in Tokyo, reaffirming their commitment to open and free trade and invi.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News1 hr. 54 min. ago

Record $3.1 million paid in New Year’s tuna auction at Japan’s new market

A Japanese sushi entrepreneur paid a record $3.1 million for a giant tuna as Tokyo’s new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji late last year, held its first pre-dawn New Year’s auction. Record $3.1 million paid in New Year’s tuna auction at Japan’s new market Source link: Record $3.1 million paid in New Year’s tuna auction at Japan’s new market.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJan 5th, 2019

South Korean forced laborers seek Japanese asset seizure

SEOUL, South Korea – Lawyers for South Korean victims of Tokyo's wartime forced labor have sought the seizure of a Japanese steelmaker's assets, they said Wednesday, January 2. The two neighbours are both democracies, market economies and US allies, but their relationship is heavily coloured by historical and territorial issues, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

Stock market rises; Tokyo jumps

Stock market rises; Tokyo jumps.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

Tokyo stock market slumps on fears over US economy

Tokyo stock market slumps on fears over US economy.....»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

LPU, Letran outfitter opens first-ever store and showroom

A year after returning to the local market, Team Rebel Sports Pilipinas looks to strengthen its hold with the opening of its first-ever store. Back in 1998, company founder Joel Cu, who was just 21 years old back then, opened a start-up company in Santolan that focused on making sports uniforms. Twenty years later, they are back to where it all began. "We are back in Santolan. We opened our first store here a few blocks from here," recalled Cu. "This showroom is made for our kababayan nating Pilipino. We want to produce good uniforms to our fellow Filipinos. Gumagawa nga tayo ng uniform sa ibang bansa pero ngayon, we are opening ourselves back here," he added. During the 2000s, Rebel decided to shift its model to outsourcing to foreign clients. It proved to be a success as the US and Australian markets embraced the brand. But it felt empty as Cu's main goal was to give Filipinos a local brand they can be proud of. Enter Lyceum Pirates assistant coach Jeff Perlas. "We had this informal chat last year. Sabi ni Joel, 'Jeff, how can we be active in the local sports market?' I was busy in LPU nun," shared Perlas. "For me, one way of promoting a brand is through the athletes. That's the key for this. What I did was we used the players from LPU and other players na kilala natin. From there, we were able to experiment with the power of social media.  "Surprising na last year, umakyat yung sales three-fold. Yung market reacted," added Team Rebel's consultant. PBA club team Northport Batang Pier came knocking a few months later. It was the breakthrough moment they needed. "It's our entry point last year when we rigged the jersey of Globalport," Cu shared. With the local demand growing, Cu and his staff expanded the operations of its factory in Antipolo. Twenty-four hours, seven days a week with a staff of almost 200 people were needed to accomodate the orders. At present, Rebel is the outfitter, not only of Northport, but also of collegiate powerhouses Lyceum and Letran. To cap of Rebel's year, the company opened its first store, a showroom by all accounts, at 290 Santolan Road Corner 5th Street West Crame, San Juan City. And they are hoping that this would help cater to more Filipinos. "The vision for Rebel is to focus on all sports on all levels. Marami pa e. For the public schools, we want to help them out by sponsoring their varsity teams. We are also researching more on how we can give our women's athletes the right uniforms," Cu disclosed. “Hopefully, in 2019, we can offer more to our kababayan.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

NHL adds Seattle as league s 32nd team, play begins in 2021

By Stephen Whyno, Associated Press SEA ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Seattle is getting a National Hockey League team. It will just have to wait a little bit longer to drop the puck. The NHL Board of Governors unanimously approved adding Seattle as the league's 32nd franchise on Tuesday, with play set to begin in 2021 instead of 2020 to allow enough time for arena renovations. The as-yet unnamed franchise will be the Emerald City's first major winter sports team since the NBA's SuperSonics left town in 2008. "Today is a day for celebration in a great city that adores and avidly supports its sports teams and for our 101-year-old sports league," Commissioner Gary Bettman said. "Expanding to Seattle makes the National Hockey League more balanced, even more whole and even more vibrant. A team in Seattle evens the number of teams in our two conferences, brings our geographic footprint into greater equilibrium and creates instant new rivalries out west, particularly between Seattle and Vancouver." The announcement came a few moments after Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan let the news slip at a watch party in Seattle, prompting cheers: "I got a call from a mole in the room and it was a unanimous vote. We're getting hockey." The decision was widely expected after the Seattle Hockey Partners group impressed the board's executive committee in October with a plan that had all the ingredients the NHL was looking for. Strong ownership led by billionaire David Bonderman and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, a downtown arena in a sports-crazed city and a season-ticket drive that drummed up 10,000 orders in 12 minutes all cleared the way for the NHL to add another team less than three years after approving a franchise in Las Vegas. Seattle Hockey President and CEO Tod Leiweke joked that he'd have to throw out some Seattle 2020 business cards because of the pushed-back timing. But all sides agreed 2021 was the best time to start. "They've always felt that we should have a little more time to build the arena right," Bruckheimer said. "We wanted to bring it to 2020-21 because we want to get going right away, but it's not fair to the fans or to the players to not have a 100 percent finished arena when we start." The owners will pay a $650 million expansion fee, up from the $500 million the Vegas Golden Knights paid to join the league just two years ago. Leiweke said arena renovations will cost $800 million and the addition of a state-of-the-art practice facility makes it a total investment of over $1.5 billion. "(That's) a few bits of change which aren't around anymore," Bonderman said of the spending. "Seattle is one of my favorite cities and it's a pleasure to be here. If it was someplace else, I wouldn't have done it." The NHL will also realign its two divisions in the West for the 2021-22 season: Seattle will play the Pacific, home to its closest geographic rivals like Vancouver, Calgary and San Jose, and the Arizona Coyotes will move to the Central Division. "It was at the end of the day the simplest, most logical and least disruptive option we had available to us and I think it'll work well for the Coyotes," Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said. The remarkable debut by Vegas in 2017, which included a run to the Stanley Cup Final, gave the league more confidence about moving forward so quickly. Seattle will benefit from the same expansion draft rules Vegas had. Its front office is expected to be led by Dave Tippett, a former coach who would lead the search for the club's first general manager and staff. Tippett signed on to the project because of a connection to Leiweke, a major force in delivering an NHL team to Seattle. Leiweke got his start in hockey with the Minnesota Wild. He also worked in Vancouver and most recently helped build Tampa Bay into a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference. Leiweke left the Lightning in 2015 to become the COO of the NFL and didn't have any interest in leaving the league office until the project in Seattle began to gain traction. Leiweke's job will be to capitalize on a market whose demographics have changed significantly since he left the NFL's Seahawks in 2010 after being largely responsible for the team hiring coach Pete Carroll. Seattle is the largest market in the country without a winter pro sports franchise and has seen an influx of wealth in recent years. Even when he was running the Seahawks, Leiweke believed Seattle was ripe for the NHL and the response to the season-ticket drive only strengthened that belief. "I woke up today thinking about the fans," Leiweke said. "What did they feel on March 1 when they put down deposits without knowing anything? No team name, an ownership group they didn't know very well, a building plan that was back then somewhat defined but fairly vague. Today is a great day for the fans and we owe them so much. That's why today happened." The NHL's launch in Seattle will show how starved fans are for another team. Basketball is embedded in the DNA of the region thanks to 41 years of the SuperSonics and a lengthy history of producing NBA talent. When the rain of the fall and winter drive young athletes inside, they grab a basketball and head for the nearest gym to play pickup games. Basketball courts and coffee shops seem to be on every corner, but ice rinks are scarce. A lot about Seattle is different from 2008, when the Sonics moved to Oklahoma City. The skyline is filled with construction cranes. Amazon has taken over an entire section of the city, joined nearby by satellite offices of Google and Facebook. The amount of wealth now in the Seattle market is part of the reason Tim Leiweke, Tod's older brother and the CEO of event facilities giant Oak View Group, has regularly calls the city one of the most enticing expansion opportunities in pro sports history. Seattle has become a city of transplants due to the booming local economy. A hockey franchise would provide those newcomers a team to rally around, much like what happened when the Sounders of Major League Soccer arrived in 2009 — the last team added to the city's sport landscape. The Sonics were the first, joining the NBA in 1967, followed by the arrival of the Seahawks in 1976 and Mariners in 1977 after construction of the Kingdome. There have been several attempts at solving Seattle's arena issues and landing either an NHL or NBA team in the years since the Sonics left, but none had the support of the city or the private money attached until now. Asked Tuesday about possibly adding an NBA team, Bonderman responded: "One miracle at a time." While Seattle basks in the news, it's not clear the NHL will be satisfied at 32 teams even with the new team providing balance between the conferences and a natural, cross-border rival for the Vancouver Canucks. Daly said recently that there's no magic number, even though no major North American sports league has ever grown beyond 32 teams. Houston, Quebec City and Toronto have all been touted as possible new homes someday, but they'll also have to wait. "We're not looking right now and I think for the foreseeable future at any further expansion," Bettman said. ___ AP Sports Writer Tim Booth in Seattle contributed......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 5th, 2018

Japan anti-trust authorities to investigate tech giants

TOKYO, Japan – Japan's anti-trust authorities will probe whether tech giants such as Google and Amazon are using their market-leader positions to exploit contractors or obstruct competition, the country's fair trade chief said Thursday. In an interview with the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper, the head of Japan's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Japan orders Facebook to improve data protection

TOKYO: The Japanese government on Monday ordered Facebook to improve protection of users’ personal information following data breaches affecting tens of millions of people worldwide. Facebook said early this month...READ MORE The post Japan orders Facebook to improve data protection appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Going, going, gone! Tokyo& rsquo;s Tsukiji holds last tuna auction before moving out

Going, going, gone! Tokyo& rsquo;s Tsukiji holds last tuna auction before moving out.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 6th, 2018

Palace moves to boost farm supply

By Arjay L. Balinbin Reporter MALACAÑANG has issued four orders, all dated Sept. 21, to help improve supply of agricultural products in the market. Administrative Order No. 13 directed the National Food Authority (NFA), the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) — in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry… link: Palace moves to boost farm supply.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

Palace moves to boost farm supply

MALACAÑANG has issued four orders, all dated Sept. 21, to help improve supply of agricultural products in the market. The post Palace moves to boost farm supply appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018