AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara
Japan to tourists: Please don't lick the tuna
Frozen tunas bidden at a morning auction are carried on a cart at Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. Overwhelmed by an increasing number of misbehaving tourists at the world's largest seafood market, Tokyo fishmongers last month decided to put their foot down, temporarily banning all visitors from one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city -- their predawn tuna auctions. The ban, which was lifted earlier this month, was front-page news in Japan. Now, the tourists are back, but the debate goes on: Can tourists be trusted in Tsukiji?