Bluefin tuna sells for $117,000 at Tokyo fish market auction

January 5, 2016 06:06


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A restaurant bought a 200kg bluefin tuna for 14 million yen ($117,283) at the first auction for 2016 at the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo on Tuesday.

Kiyoshi Kimura, the president of Kiyomura Corp which owns a chain of sushi restaurants, won the first bid for the fifth consecutive year.

The tuna was caught off the coast of Oma, in Aomori prefecture, north of Japan.

The highest-ever bid was made in 2013, when Kiyomura Corp purchased a bluefin tuna for 155 million yen ($1.3 million).

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