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Japan Bluefin Tuna Fetches Record $1.7m
BBC ^ | 5 January 2013

Posted on 01/07/2013 12:55:53 AM PST by nickcarraway

A single bluefin tuna has sold in Japan for 155m yen ($1.7m; £1.05m), almost triple the record price set last year.

High bids traditionally mark the year's first auction at Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market.

Even the buyer, sushi chain owner Kiyoshi Kimura, who also paid out the record price last year, said the cost was "a bit high".

The sale came amid continued warnings from environmentalists that tuna stocks are dwindling and overfished.

'Encourage Japan'

This year's record-breaking fish was caught off north-eastern Japan and weighed in at 222kg (489lbs), some 47kg lighter than last year's prize-winner, which fetched 56m yen.

The prices do not necessarily reflect quality or size and are more linked to publicity and setting the tone for the business year.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 01/07/2013 12:56:02 AM PST by nickcarraway
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2 posted on 01/07/2013 12:59:11 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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“We’re gonna need a bigger wasabi”


3 posted on 01/07/2013 1:11:14 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: JoeProBono

Yum yum !


4 posted on 01/07/2013 1:13:27 AM PST by sushiman
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5 posted on 01/07/2013 1:24:39 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Koreans in the photo not Japanese .


6 posted on 01/07/2013 1:34:16 AM PST by sushiman
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To: sushiman

On June 28, 2011.


7 posted on 01/07/2013 3:16:25 AM PST by Actually_in_Tokyo (ahead of the game)
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To: Actually_in_Tokyo

Kyushu ( where I live ) chain owner ( 30 shops ) bough this fish . http://www.zanmai.co.jp/

They deliver , too .


8 posted on 01/07/2013 3:27:04 AM PST by sushiman
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To: Actually_in_Tokyo

Kyushu ( where I live ) chain owner ( 30 shops ) bought this fish . http://www.zanmai.co.jp/

They deliver , too .


9 posted on 01/07/2013 3:27:21 AM PST by sushiman
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To: JoeProBono

10 posted on 01/07/2013 3:28:02 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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11 posted on 01/07/2013 4:16:05 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: sushiman

Lucky you! Looks like they only deliver, or are there restaurants, too? I’m kind of familiar with the area of the first 8 or 10 locations.


12 posted on 01/07/2013 4:42:05 AM PST by Actually_in_Tokyo (ahead of the game)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s a pretty good size Bill Parcells, there.


13 posted on 01/07/2013 4:45:51 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Bread and Circuses; Everyone to the Coliseum!)
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Tuna and chef.

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14 posted on 01/07/2013 5:10:25 AM PST by Liz
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To: sushiman

Obviously South Koreans, there is no little fat guy in the picture,


15 posted on 01/07/2013 5:51:45 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: nickcarraway
A single bluefin tuna has sold in Japan for 155m yen

How will this work out 'per can'?

16 posted on 01/07/2013 6:12:04 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: nickcarraway

WOW, and it’s been pre-cooked by radiation too.


17 posted on 01/07/2013 6:26:14 AM PST by RetSignman ("A Republic if you can keep it"....)
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Koreans in the photo not Japanese .

Here's a quiz for you. http://asianlookalikes.com/

18 posted on 01/07/2013 6:30:30 AM PST by eartrumpet
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To: nickcarraway

Dibs on the otoro.


19 posted on 01/07/2013 8:27:57 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Actually_in_Tokyo

They have Kaiten as well . http://www.zanmai.co.jp/kaiten/kaiten-top.html


20 posted on 01/07/2013 3:11:19 PM PST by sushiman
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To: eartrumpet

I scored about a 3% on that quiz.


21 posted on 01/07/2013 3:24:07 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Tulipmania ping. Thanks nickcarraway.


22 posted on 01/07/2013 8:26:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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