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Morning Market Reopens Six Months After Earthquake

Jul 10 (News On Japan) - The morning market in Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, which had been unable to operate due to a fire caused by the Noto Peninsula earthquake in January this year, resumed operations today at a local commercial facility.

Local customers gathered under the familiar orange tents. At the commercial facility "Wai Plaza Wajima" in Wajima City, vendors were able to return to local business for the first time in six months, bringing smiles to the faces of the union members.

A member of the Wajima Morning Market Union remarked, "Have you been to Kanazawa?" A local citizen responded, "Yes, I was in Kanazawa the whole time." The union member encouraged, "Let's do our best."

Another union member added, "We'll keep setting up our stalls here."

The Wajima Morning Market had been unable to operate on Honmachi Street in Wajima City due to a large-scale fire caused by the earthquake. Instead, it had been holding traveling morning markets within and outside the prefecture.

Approximately 40 stores have restarted operations at the Wajima Morning Market. However, many stores, particularly those related to the fishing industry, have yet to resume business. The union aims to gradually increase the number of operating stores.

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