$3.1M for a fish in Tokyo Auction

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.

A 278-kilogram tuna — an endangered species — that was caught off Japan’s northern coast. — sold for 333.6 million yen ($3.1 million) Saturday. 

“The price was higher than originally thought, but I hope our customers will eat this excellent tuna,” Kimura said after the auction.

The sushi restaurant chain owner aforementioned “It’s the best tuna. I was able to buy a delicious, super fresh tuna,” 

But Toyosu is located on the site of a former gas plant and the soil was found to be contaminated, forcing local authorities to spend millions of dollars to clean it up and delaying the move. 

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