Tokyo: Tuna Sells for Record $3 Million in Auction

The owner of a Japanese sushi restaurant chain on Saturday set a record by paying more than $3 million for a bluefin tuna in the first auction of 2019 at Tokyo’s new fish market.

Kiyoshi Kimura, who exceeded his own record price of 2013, paid 333.6 million yen ($3.1 million) for the 278-kg fish caught off the coast of northern Japan’s Aomori prefecture.

“The tuna looks so tasty and very fresh, but I think I did too much,” Kimura told the press.

“I expected it would be between 30 million and 50 million yen, or 60 million yen at the highest, but it ended up five times more,” he added.

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