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A bluefin tuna weighing 128.4 kg fetched an eight-year high of ¥9.63 million Monday during the first auction of the year at the Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo.

The price for the tuna, caught off Oma, Aomori Prefecture, was the highest since 2001, when the all-time record of ¥20.2 million was logged for a tuna caught in the same waters.

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