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A pair of melons grown in the Hokkaido city of Yubari sold for ¥120,000 ($1,100) in the season’s first auction on Monday, 2.4 percent of the price at last year’s auction.

Prices for the two premium cantaloupes at the wholesale market have generally gone over above ¥1 million in recent years, with the all-time high of ¥5 million paid last year and ¥3.2 million in 2018.

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