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Endangered bluefin tuna sold for $3.1 billion to sushi tycoon

A recent predawn auction at Tokyo’s new fish market brought a record-breaking bid for the endangered bluefin tuna. Sushi tycoon Kiyoshi Kimura, who owns the Sushi Zanmai chain, paid $3.1 million for the enormous fish, more than double the price from five years ago. Kimura’s Kiyomura Corp has won the annual action in the past, but the high price of the tuna this year definitely surprised the sushi king. Nonetheless, Kiyomura says: “the quality of the tuna I bought is the best.” The 612-pound (27...
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Record $3.1 million paid in New Year's tuna auction at Japan's new market

A Japanese sushi entrepreneur paid a record $3.1 million for a giant tuna Saturday as Tokyo's new fish market, which replaced the world-famous Tsukiji late last year, held its first pre-dawn New Year's auction. Bidding stopped at a whopping 333.6 million yen for the enormous 278-kilogramme (612-pound) fish -- an endangered species -- that was caught off Japan's northern coast. Self-styled "Tuna King" Kiyoshi Kimura paid the top price, which doubled the previous record of 155 million yen also p...
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Massive tuna nets $3.1 million at Japan auction

Self-proclaimed Japanese "Tuna King" and sushi restaurant owner Kiyoshi Kimura paid a record $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a giant blue fin tuna at Tokyo's first new year's auction on Saturday.
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Massive tuna nets $3.1 million at auction

Self-proclaimed Japanese "Tuna King" and sushi restaurant owner Kiyoshi Kimura paid a record $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a giant bluefin tuna at the New Year's auction at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market Saturday.
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Massive tuna nets $3.1 million at Japan auction

Self-proclaimed Japanese "Tuna King" and sushi restaurant owner Kiyoshi Kimura paid a record $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a giant blue fin tuna at Tokyo's first new year's auction on Saturday.
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Japanese Sushi Magnate Kicks Off 2019 by Ridiculously Overpaying for Bluefin, Regretting It

A Japanese restaurateur set a record on Saturday by paying nearly $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a massive, 613-pound Pacific bluefin tuna at the first auction of the year of Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market, and almost immediately conceded that perhaps he should not have paid that much, Reuters reported.Read more...
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Threatened Bluefin Tuna Sells For $3 Million In Tokyo Market

Sushi chain owner Kiyoshi Kimura purchased the 612-pound Pacific bluefin tuna at auction. Conservationists are alarmed about the fate of the species.(Image credit: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
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Threatened Bluefin Tuna Sells For $5,000 Per Pound In Tokyo Market

Sushi chain owner Kiyoshi Kimura purchased the 612-pound Pacific bluefin tuna in an auction in Tokyo on Saturday for more than $3 million. (Image credit: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images)
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Japan sushi tycoon pays record tuna price

Kiyoshi Kimura pays $3.1m (£2.5m) for the 278kg bluefin tuna at the new year auction in Tokyo.
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Man Buys Single Fish For More Than Half A Million Dollars

A massive bluefin tuna sold for more than half a million dollars on Thursday during a famous auction held annually in Japan. Kiyoshi Kimura, sushi mogul and owner of Kiyomura Co, bought the 467-pound bluefin for 74.2 million yen (about $642,000) during Tsukiji fish market’s first auction of 2017, a widely celebrated event each year in Tokyo. Kimura’s bid this year is the second highest ever recorded at Tsukiji. The top bid of all time, which also belongs to Kimura, was nearly $1.8 million for a...
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A Big Fish Sells For Over Half A Million — But Other Big Questions Persist

For the sixth year in a row, Kiyoshi Kimura won a massive Pacific bluefin tuna at Tsukiji market's famed New Year auction. Conservationists are worried about the species' dwindling population.(Image credit: Eugene Hoshiko/AP)
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Bluefin tuna sells for £500,000 at Japan auction amid overfishing concerns

Huge fish sells for 74m yen as conservationists call for moratorium to help stabilise plunging Pacific stocksA bluefin tuna has fetched 74.2m yen (£517,000) at the first auction of the year at Tsukiji market in Tokyo, amid warnings that decades of overfishing by Japan and other countries is taking the species to the brink of extinction.The 212kg fish, caught off the coast of Oma in northern Japan, was bought by Kiyomura, the operator of the Sushi Zanmai restaurant chain, after its president, Kiy...
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Japan's 'Tuna King' wins annual auction for $636,000

Japan's self-styled "Tuna King" has done it again -- paying more than $600,000 for a single fish. Sushi entrepreneur Kiyoshi Kimura paid top price at the first auction of the new year at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market on Thursday, bagging a prized bluefin tuna for an eye-watering 74.2 million yen ($636,000). At that price a single piece of fatty tuna sushi would cost roughly $85, or 25 times the $3.4 that Kimura charges for the product at his 51 stores across Japan.
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Single bluefin tuna nets A 80,000 at Tokyo fish market despite threat of extinction

Kiyoshi Kimura paid A 80,000 for the 200kg tuna at the Tsukiji market as animal campaigners warned the fish is being driven to extinction A restaurateur has paid a staggering 80,000 for a single bluefin tuna to serve to diners despite repeated warnings the valued fish is being driven to extinction. Kiyoshi Kimura, president of the firm that runs the Sushi Zanmai restaurant chain, paid the princely sum at Tokyo's famous Tsukiji market.
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Threatened bluefin tuna sells to sushi restaurant for $118,000 in Japan - video

A threatened bluefin tuna has sold for US$118,000 (£80,000/AU$164,000) at the first auction of the year at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market on Tuesday. It was bought by sushi restaurant chain boss Kiyoshi Kimura who took the fish back to one of his restaurants and posed with it for the cameras. Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images Continue reading...
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Overfishing fears cast aside as sushi boss pays $118,000 for single bluefin tuna

Sale of 200kg fish to restaurant in Japan comes despite campaigners’ warnings that species is heading for extinctionA sushi restaurant in Japan has paid US$118,000 (£80,000/AU$164,000) for a bluefin tuna at the first auction of the year at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market, despite repeated warnings that the prized fish is heading towards extinction.Kiyoshi Kimura, president of the firm that runs the Sushi Zanmai restaurant chain, said he was “glad” to have outbid rivals in the last new year auction to be ...
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