• Kyodo, JIJI

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A bluefin tuna fetched ¥193.2 million Sunday at the New Year’s auction at Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market, the second-highest price on record.

The payout for the 276-kg tuna caught by a vessel operating out of Oma, Aomori Prefecture, amounts to ¥700,000 per kg. The successful bidder was Kiyomura Corp., the Tokyo-based operator of sushi chain Sushizanmai.

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