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A pair of melons produced in the Hokkaido city of Yubari on Thursday fetched a record ¥3 million ($27,240) in the first auction of the harvest season at a Sapporo wholesale market.

The previous highest winning bid price for a pair of Yubari melons, which are a type of premium cantaloupe, was ¥2.5 million, recorded in 2008 and 2014 at the Sapporo Central Wholesale Market.

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