Thursday, January 05, 2012

Tuna Sells for Record ¥56.49m

The bluefin tuna, prized for making the finest sushi, fetched a record ¥56.49 million at Tokyo Tsukiji fish market's first auction of the year.

The winning bidder was Kiyoshi Kimura, the president of Sushi restaurant chain.

The tuna was caught off Oma, in Aomori prefecture, north of the coast that was struck by the devastating tsunami last year.

Mr. Kimura's bid was an effort to 'liven up Japan' and help it on the road to recovery.

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