Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Tokyo's world-famous Tsukiji fish market held its last pre-dawn New Year's auction on Friday before closing down for relocation, with the highest bidder paying more than $320,000 for a giant tuna.The highest bidder paid 36.5 million yen for a bluefin tuna -- a threatened species -- weighing more than 400 kilograms caught off northern Aomori prefecture, according to the market.Kiyoshi Kimura, known as Japan's self-styled "Tuna King" who in 2013 paid a record $1.8 million for a bluefin, snapped up a 190-kilogramme fish at Friday's auction for around 30 million yen, the highest price per kilogram.Kimura has built his successful Sushizanmai chain into a national brand by paying big money at Tsukiji's first auction every year.At the first auction of 2017, he paid more than $600,000 for a 212-kilo bluefin tuna.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE