Tag - auction



Jun 2, 2015
Dine with Warren Buffett charity lunch auction gets bid topping $1 million
An online auction for the right to dine with billionaire investor Warren Buffett and raise money for a San Francisco charity has started strongly, with the top bid surpassing $1 million in less than a day.
Japan Times
Feb 13, 2015
Tickets for last Twilight Express run sell out in seconds; pair top ¥1 million
Tickets for the last Twilight Express sleeper train sold out seconds after they went on sale Thursday, with one pair netting more than ¥1 million in an online auction.
Dec 5, 2014
Massive white truffle to be sold at New York auction
An Italian white truffle, reportedly the largest in the world, will be sold at an in-house and online auction in New York on Saturday where bidding is expected to start at $50,000 and could go much higher, Sotheby's said on Thursday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 12, 2014
Megabanks bid for Citigroup's retail operation
An auction to sell Citigroup Inc.'s consumer banking business in Japan apparently attracted around six domestic lenders, including the three largest banks, sources close to the matter said Friday.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Aug 22, 2014
Willie Nelson's 1980s braids to hit the auction block
Some of the most distinctive hair in American music is up for sale with Willie Nelson's trademark braids heading to the auction block, where they are expected to fetch between $50,000 to $60,000.
Aug 16, 2014
Yamazaki single malt whisky bottle fetches $33,000 at Hong Kong auction
A bottle of Yamazaki 50 Year Old single malt whisky fetched Hong Kong $257,250 ($33,190) at a Bonhams sale in Hong Kong, the auction house said.
Japan Times
Jun 6, 2014
Enola Gay pilot's log auctioned for $86,500
The flight log of Paul Tibbets, the pilot of the U.S. B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, sold for $86,500 (about ¥8.87 million) during an auction of World War II memorabilia in New York on Thursday.
Japan Times
Mar 25, 2014
Pro-North Korean group waging last-ditch fight over de facto embassy in Japan
The building that has served as North Korea's de facto embassy in Tokyo is expected to be handed over to a real estate agent after years of wrangling over its sale.
Jan 29, 2014
Mongolian firm wants court to rescind decision to deny its acquisition of Chongryon HQ
A Mongolian company that won last October's auction for the Tokyo headquarters of a pro-North Korean association appealed Wednesday against the Tokyo District Court's recent decision to void the auction results.
Japan Times
Oct 24, 2013
Chongryon's Tokyo HQ has business potential: Mongolian buyer
The mysterious Mongolian company that recently made a winning auction bid for the Tokyo headquarters of a pro-North Korean association did so purely for business reasons, its president claims.
Japan Times
Oct 21, 2013
Smartphones drive surge in Net auctions, gripes
Japan's online auction market has seen major growth in the past several years, driven by the popularity of smartphones and sellers seeking to offload secondhand goods.
Japan Times
Sep 26, 2013
Endangered beetles put on block
Specimens of an endangered species of insect captured in Tottori Prefecture were put up for sale on an Internet auction site, prefectural officials said Thursday.
Japan Times
Mar 26, 2013
Temple friendly to Chongryon wins bid to buy HQ
A Buddhist temple in Kagoshima Prefecture wins the tender to acquire the Tokyo headquarters of Chongryon, and the pro-North Korean group will likely not have to pull up stakes.


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