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212-Kg Bluefin Tuna Fetches $273,000 In Tokyo's 1st Auction For 2023

A 212-kilogram bluefin tuna fetched 36.04 million yen (about $273,000) in the first auction of 2023 at Toyosu market, Kenji ikai reported for Mainichi Japan.


Photo Insert: The successful bid for the priciest tuna was made jointly by intermediate wholesaler Yamayuki and restaurant operator Onodera Group, whose eateries include Ginza Onodera.



The tuna was caught off the northern Japan town of Oma, Aomori Prefecture, and the price was equivalent to 170,000 yen (approx. $1,290) per kilogram.


The auction at the market in Tokyo's Koto Ward began at around 5 a.m. with the ringing of the bell after a hand-clapping ceremony by affiliated people.


The successful bid for the priciest tuna was made jointly by intermediate wholesaler Yamayuki and restaurant operator Onodera Group, whose eateries include Ginza Onodera.



Onodera Food Service Co. President Shinji Nagao said, "I want many customers to enjoy the best tuna." The record-high bluefin tuna price at celebratory first auctions in the past was 333.6 million yen (roughly $2.53 million), bid in 2019 by Tokyo's Chuo Ward-based Kiyomura Corp., the operator of major sushi restaurant chain Sushizanmai.


That price was equivalent to 1.2 million yen (about $9,100) per kilogram.





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