On January 5, a 276-kilogram tuna king sold for the highest price of 100 million yen (12.5 million yuan) at a New Year's auction in Tokyo's major fish market. A sushi chain owner snapped up the sky-high tuna.
Kiyoshi Kimura, who runs a successful sushi chain, competed for the 276kg bluefin tuna, which was captured near the northern Japanese region of Aomori.
\"It's the best,\" Murakami told reporters after the auction.\" Yes, it's very expensive, but I hope customers can also eat very good tuna this year.\"
It is reported that the world-famous Tsukiji market, known as \"the world's largest trading place for tuna,\" is one of the largest wholesale food market in Japan. The new year's premiere for the Tsukiji market is held around January 5 each year.
At the 2019 New Year's auction, Murakami snapped his highest auction record since 1999 with a record billion yen (21.1 million yuan) for a 278-kilogram tuna.