Giant tuna sells for record $1.7 million in Japan, a Bluefin tuna is sold for a record-breaking at Tokyo auction.
Sushi restaurant owner Kiyoshi Kimura sold it in a winning bid at Tsukiji fish market after paying a record amount of $1.7 million (155.4 million yen) for a giant bluefin tuna, according to reports of several international news sites.
The giant Bluefin tuna weighs 222-kilogram fish was caught in Oma, Japan. Bluefin is usually the most expensive fish available at Tsukiji fish market.
Report says that Kimura was also won in last year with a highest price bid, paying 56.49 million yen. But the recent Tsukiji annual auction, the winning bid is nearly three times much higher compare last year.
According to Kiyoshi Kimura:
“I wanted to meet expectations of my customers who said they wanted to eat Japan’s best tuna again this year”.
“With this good tuna, I hope to help cheer up Japan”.
Winning bidder of Giant Tuna Sold for $1.7 million Kiyoshi Kimura, known to be president of the popular company that runs Sushi-Zanmai chain, reports added.