Record $3.1M paid in Japan's New Year tuna auction
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A Japanese sushi entrepreneur paid a record $3.1 million for a giant tuna Saturday 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 278-kilogram (612-pound) fish -- an endangered species -- that was caught off Japan's northern coast. Self-styled "Tuna King" Kiyoshi Kimura paid the top price, which doubled the previous record of 155 million yen also paid by him in 2013.
Record $3.1M paid in Japan's New Year tuna auction. (2019, January 6). Philippine Daily Inquirer, p. A4.
- Philippine Daily Inquirer