TUNA SELLS FOR RECORD $3.1 MILLION USD AT TOKYO’S TSUKIJI FISH MARKET

Big Tuna means big money. In Tokyo’s most recent tuna auction at Tsukiji Fish Market, Kiyoshi Kimura of the Sushizanmai sushi chain has shelled out ¥333.6 million JPY (approximately $3.1 million USD) for large 613-pound tuna fish. This marks the highest price paid for a single fish at the annual new year’s auction.

Notable Quotes:  “The tuna looks so tasty and very fresh, but I think I did too much, I expected it would be between ¥30 million JPY and ¥50 million JPY, or ¥60 million JPY at the highest, but it ended up five times more.” – Kiyoshi Kimura

Top Image: TOMOHIRO OHSUMI/GETTY IMAGES
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