Tsukiji market's final year-opening tuna auction in Tokyo

Breaking News January 05, 2018 19:16

By EPA-EFE

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Kiyoshi Kimura (C), who runs the Sushi Zanmai chain sushi restaurant, poses with a tuna cutting knife in front of his the bluefin tuna he bid on in the final year-opening auction at Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, Japan, 05 January 2018.



A bluefin tuna, with a weight of 405 kg, was sold for about 36,500,000 yen (about 320,000 US dollar) in the year-opener auction. This year's top per kilogram price, for a smaller tuna, was 1,419 US dollar per kilogram, paid by Kiyoshi Kimura, who runs the Sushi Zanmai chain sushi restaurant. 

Tuna fish brokers check the quality of a bluefin tuna in the final year-opening auction at Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, Japan, 05 January 2018. A bluefin tuna, with a weight of 405 kg, was sold for about 36,500,000 yen (about 320,000 US dollar) in the year-opener auction. //EPA-EFE PHOTO

 Tuna fish brokers check the quality of bluefin tuna in the final year-opening auction at Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, Japan, 05 January 2018.//EPA-EFE PHOTO

A market official calls for bidding on frozen bluefin tuna in the final year-opening auction at Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, Japan, 05 January 2018. A bluefin tuna, with a weight of 405 kg, was sold for about 36,500,000 yen (about 320,000 US dollar) in the year-opener auction. // EPA-EFE PHOTO

Tuna fish brokers check the quality of frozen bluefin tuna in the final year-opening auction at Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, Japan, 05 January 2018. // EPA-EFE PHOTO

 

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